Sunday in Regent’s Park, London
Tree trunk leans to the right from lower left of canvas to upper edge, dividing in two near the top of the canvas. A band of blue extends from right-hand edge to tree trunk and continues less distinctly to the left edge of the canvas. Colours are autumnal.
LL H Scales
Verso gallery label Helen F V Scales (1888 - 1985), New Zealand, Sunday in Regent's Park, London, 1960, oil on canvas, Auckland City Art Gallery collection, Purchased from the artist, 1976
Purchased by the Auckland City Art Gallery from Helen F V Scales exhibition, Auckland City Art Gallery, New Zealand, 1976
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Auckland, New Zealand
Title and date supplied by artist for Auckland City Art Gallery, New Zealand, exhibition, Helen F V Scales, 1975-1976. Listed as artwork no. 8 in this exhibition. Purchased by the Auckland City Art Gallery from this exhibition.
Flora Scales in conversation with M. de Lange, 1983, “I was painting a park with a little artificial lake – there were lots of troublesome people watching (one girl was a pig) – for several days. Then on the last day I was getting a cup of tea at the kiosk afterwards and a man came and said ‘Do let me pay because I've watched you every afternoon’. A pleasure boat with a swan's head on it took people for trips around the lake.”