[Irises in a Brown Jar]
Still life. Flowers with long stems standing in a low container. Flowers and stems against a background of yellow brush work. Container against the white ground of the support.
Painted at the Rotorua Masonic Village, New Zealand, where Flora Scales was a resident from 26 October 1978 until just before her death in January 1985.
Original owner Patience Tennent, Scales’s niece.
‘V’ shapes of the flowers reminiscent of the masts [Shipping, Wellington Harbour [BC128]], derricks [Untitled [Mousehole Cornwall 2] [BC029]], agaves [Untitled [Mediterranean Scene] 1 [BC016]] and branched tree trunks [Bry-sur-Marne, Orchard [BC069]] of Scales’s earlier work.