BC046

Bry-sur-Marne

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A non-representational landscape, probably showing houses amongst trees. Central to the composition is a vertical stroke of white which has been moderated with grey. Slender forked element at right.

Date
1965
Object type
painting
Medium and materials
oil on canvas
Dimensions
270x347mm
Place Made
Bry-sur-Marne, France
Inscriptions

LR brown brush point H or F Scales

Verso pencil (not in artist's hand) Bry-sur-Marne, 1965

Details
Provenance

Donated to the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand by H. F. V. Scales, 1979

Copyright Licence
Courtesy Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Reference no. G-339
Current Collection

Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand

Current Location

Wellington, New Zealand

General notes

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.

The signature appeared upper left in the exhibition Flora Scales at The Suter Te Aratoi o Whakatū, Nelson, 2018.  

Christiane Devèze, Boris Kalachnikoff’s wife, in conversations with Marc Bonamie, Paris, France, 2016, “Flora loved to paint outdoors - nature, landscapes - in sunlight. She often drew and painted animals, especially our dogs and cats, and was very happy painting the plum trees in full bloom in our garden at Bry-Sur-Marne. Boris would often walk with her into the countryside to paint the farmland and houses in earlier days. We would sometimes go together to his parents' country house in Genevieve St Bois, to Provence where my parents lived, or to Bleymard in the Lozère District where my family has a holiday house. We all drew and painted happily, side by side, discussing our work all the time, but keeping our own different styles during these painting holidays.” – ‘Christiane Devezes: Conversations and Letters II’, Flora Scales, The Suter Te Aratoi o Whakatū, Nelson, New Zealand, 2018