Still Life, London
Still life. Two spherical orange shapes and a diagonal streak of blue mid left to upper right. Irregular shape of magenta at left abuts the broken diagonal edge of the white area. An irregular ochre area at top of painting. Lower right two small red shapes.
Verso yellow gallery label pencil 1973 FS
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
First title and provisional date supplied by the artist for Auckland City Art Gallery, New Zealand, exhibition, Helen F V Scales, 1975-1976. Listed as artwork no. 42 in this exhibition.
Second title and date supplied by artist at time of donation, 1979.
Scales was in New Zealand from July 1972 until late 1976, making the date c1970 more likely.
Alexander Turnbull Library documentation notes, “The blue streak across the centre is the knife the artist used to peel her oranges”. Information supplied by the artist at time of donation, 1979.