Mimosa and Fruit
Still life. Yellow and green mass in white vase. Five circular shapes, one on white ground. Background divided by broken horizontal in upper part of canvas, divided vertically into planes of ochre (L) and terracotta (R).
LL green brush point H Scales
Verso pencil (not in artist's hand) Mimosa + Fruit 332 x 255mm C/1968/70 Flora Scales Yellow Auckland City Art Gallery sticker 32 1968
Purchased by Michael Smither from Auckland City Art Gallery, New Zealand, exhibition, Helen F V Scales, 1975-1976 when it toured to Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth. New Zealand, March 1976
Private sale, Auckland, New Zealand, 1980s
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. 32 in this exhibition.
In answer to questionnaire sent by B. de Lange 1983, original owner wrote: “I like it - its a good strong work...quite a bit of scraping back and some dry brush work.”
Pale vase resembles that used in Anemones [BC051] from similar time.
Photos by Sam Hartnett