St Tropez

Scene of cultivated farmlands. Lower left two trees with pale brush strokes. Lower right bushy shape surrounded by pale brush strokes. Farm buildings diminishing in size on diagonal left to right. Rolling hills and mountains sweep around a bay of water at upper right half of canvas.

Other title(s)
St Tropez, Farm Buildings and Harbour
Object type
Place Made
St Tropez, France

LL fine brown brush point St Tropez

LR brown brush point Flora Scales 1939

Verso framer's label

General notes

This painting belonged to Patience Tennent, the artist’s niece.

View of foothills of the Massif des Maures and the cultivated farmlands inland from the coast.

The touches of pink and white paint and the lines of cultivated land refer back to earlier paintings such as Untitled [Stoke, Nelson] [BC013] and Untitled [Rural Scene] [BC125] from the early 1920s.

Used as illustration

Flora Scales, The Suter Te Aratoi o Whakatū, Nelson, 2018, inside and opposite front cover (colour)