BC081

Port of Naples

Seascape. Centre lower margin pale area. Midground, boats with masts. Blue area with ochre touches to left and right of boats. Top third of canvas, dark area, probably dockyards.

Date
1977
Object type
painting
Medium and materials
oil on canvas on board
Dimensions
171x255mm
Place Made
Naples, Italy
Inscriptions

LL blue brush point F Scales

LR blue brush point 1977

Verso UC white label ink (in Patience Tennent's hand) To Philip & Viki from Aunt Lass 27/11/81. Painted on board Russian ship to N.Z. from London 1977 in Naples Port, from stern of ship, 3 sailing boats & dockyards beyond

Verso L (in artist's hand) Light RED, TURPS small, L, oil small

Details
General notes

The verso inscription was probably dictated by the artist to her niece, Patience Tennent, 1981.

Painted while Scale's was a passenger on-board the SS Shota Rostaveli on her last trip back to New Zealand, 1977.

Primary image taken from photographic transparency slide.