BC094

Untitled

[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.         

Date
1978 1983
Object type
painting
Medium and materials
oil on canvas
Dimensions
image:480x350mm
frame:540x410mm
Place Made
Rotorua, New Zealand
Details
General notes

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.