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 black brush point Scales

UR (not in artist's hand) pencil 79-205 A262 30

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

Verso UL ink 25

Verso UR pencil 6

Verso circular yellow sticker pencil c1958 ink 5

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


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

Condition Report

Unstretched and unframed canvas. Previously stretched. Staple holes and creases evident around all edges.

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.