[Bry-sur-Marne, Street Scene with Flags]
Street scene. Two French flags upper centre. Suggestion of figures in street. Shapes, probably cars, at right of road. Tall green tree at right. Slanted rectangle at left with blue block shape above.
LL brown brush point F Scales 1961
Purchased by original owner from the artist in her Brentwood Avenue flat, Mt Eden, Auckland, New Zealand, 1976, just prior to the artist returning to Europe.
Correspondence Boris Kalachnikoff to B. de Lange, 24.06.1992, suggests this painting depicts the street decorations for 14 July, Bastille Day, near the Mairie (Town Hall) in Bry-sur-Marne, France.
Bry-sur-Marne is a commune in the eastern suburbs of Paris, France, 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.
Images taken from photographic transparency slides. These are the only images recorded of this work, its location is unknown.