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.

Object type
Medium and materials
oil on canvas
Place Made
London, England

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

Copyright Licence
Courtesy Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, New Zealand, Accession no. 1976/17, https://www.aucklandartgallery.com/explore-art-and-ideas/artwork/4418/sunday-in-regents-park-london
Current Collection

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki

Current Location

Auckland, New Zealand

General notes

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.”