[Bry-sur-Marne Street Scene]
View of town. Tall roughly rectangular shape to left. Tree, right of centre. A blue rectangular shape either side of tree trunk. Rounded shapes, possibly cars, lower centre.
LR blue brush point H Scales 1950
LL on canvas over lower edge of stretcher ochre brush point Scales
Verso pencil (not in artist's hand) painted the day de Gaulle became President, 1950
Donated to the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand by H. F. V. Scales, 1979
Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand
Wellington, New Zealand
Donated to the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand by the artist, 1979. Title and date supplied by artist at time of donation. Alexander Turnbull Library documentation “Bry-sur-Marne, the day de Gaulle became President. Shows riverbank and cars parked alongside.”
Charles de Gaulle was inaugurated as the First President of the Fifth Republic in January 1959.
Bry-sur-Marne is a commune in the eastern suburbs of Paris, 12.6 km from the city centre. In 1953, when Boris and Christiane Kalachnikoff built their house in Bry-sur-Marne, the population was approximately 6,660 and the town still retained its rural character.