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.
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
This work has been unstretched at some point.
Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand
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.