BC023

St Tropez

Landscape viewed from above left. Body of water at left. Lower right two posts tilt to right margin. Right side of canvas merged buildings and vegetation. Centre curved beach and rock outcrop far side of bay. Distant promontory extends towards left margin. Sunrise over promontory.

Date
c. 1932 1938
Object type
painting
Medium and materials
oil on canvas
Dimensions
307x358mm
Place Made
St Tropez, France
Inscriptions

LL brown brush point Scales 38

LR green brush point 1932

Verso UL (not in artist's hand) St Tropez (barely legible)

Verso UR (not in artist's hand) 79-201

Verso Centre (not in artist's hand) Turnbill [sic]

Details
Credit Line

Donated to the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand by H. F. V. Scales, 1979

Copyright Licence
Courtesy Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Reference no. A-262-026
Current Collection

Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand

Current Location

Wellington, New Zealand

General notes

Donated to the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand by the artist, 1979. Title and date supplied by artist at time of donation. Date given by artist at the time of donation was 1964.

Both inscribed dates are difficult to decipher accurately. Lower Left 38 [1938] possibly the more accurate as it has been inscribed at the time of signing. Lower Right 1932 perhaps added retrospectively.

This is a view over Plage des Graniers, 1km from the old town of St Tropez, France, across the Baie des Canebiers to the Cap St Pierre. Closely related to Greniar [Graniers], St Tropez, Southern France [BC024].

No. 2 in the exhibition Helen F V Scales, Auckland City Art Gallery, 1975-1976.

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