BC087

View from Dominion Road

Landscape showing three Norfolk Island Pine trees. Horizontal bands of green, blue and brown step up from lower margin. Diverging diagonal shapes at left and right lower corners. The right hand diagonal has an oval yellow shape at lower margin.

Other title(s)
Brentwood Avenue, 3 trees, View Dominion Road
Date
1977
Object type
painting
Medium and materials
oil on linen
Dimensions
238x331mm
Place Made
Auckland, New Zealand
Inscriptions

Verso UL (not in artist's hand) Dominion Road

Details
Credit Line

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. A-262-029
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.

Alternative title, Brentwood Avenue, 3 trees, View Dominion Road, taken from Flora Scales, The Suter Te Aratoi o Whakatū, Nelson, 2018, pg 35.

Scales’s life as an artist in New Zealand in the late 1970s was frequently disrupted by bouts of ill health. Noting her frustration, a visitor to her apartment at 36 Brentwood Avenue, Mt Eden, Auckland, looked out of the window and said, “paint that”, resulting in the series of three known paintings based on the trees beyond the Dominion Road flyover, Mt Eden, Auckland [View from Dominion Road [BC087], Three Trees Brentwood Avenue [BC088], Untitled [Three Trees] [BC089]]. Scales described the view in conversation with M. de Lange, 1983 as “… a stone wall with a road on top.”

Vertical weave of linen canvas evident.

Used as illustration

Flora Scales, The Suter Te Aratoi o Whakatū, Nelson, 2018, pg 35 (colour)

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