A Friend's Room in a Village near Paris

Interior scene. Green seating with cushions. Orangey-pink fabric over wooden frame of deck chair. Rust coloured element at right framing edge.

Other title(s)
Country Cottage Bry-sur-Marne
c. 1958
c. 1959
Object type
Medium and materials
oil on unstretched prepared canvas
Place Made
Bry-sur-Marne, France

LL ochre brush point Scales

LL of centre on primed canvas black brush point Scales

Verso yellow gallery label c1958

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

Verso right underside edge of canvas pencil (not in artist's hand) Country Cottage, Bry-sur-Marne, ca1959


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

Condition Report

This work has been unstretched at some point.

Copyright Licence
Courtesy Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Reference no. A-262-030
Current Collection

Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand

Current Location

Wellington, New Zealand

General notes

First title and date supplied by the artist for Auckland City Art Gallery, New Zealand, exhibition, Helen F V Scales, 1975-1976. Listed as artwork no. 6 in this exhibition.

Second title and date supplied by artist at time of donation, 1979.

Flora Scales in conversation with M. de Lange, 1983, “This room was possibly Bobby’s [Boris Kalachnikoff] studio.”

This is the only painting of an interior scene by Scales known to date.