E. D. Kinzinger (1888-1963)
graphite on paper
220 x 280mm
Private collection, New Zealand
Reproduced with the kind permission of Nancy Kinzinger
[Cubist drawing, St Tropez]
Church tower and neighbouring buildings against background hills. Left water and distant shoreline. Foreground road curves to right with vegetation, tree tilted to right margin. A veil of soft charcoal is shaded across the paper surface.
Donated to the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, by H. F. V. Scales, 1979
Horizontal stain at lower right
Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand
Wellington, New Zealand
Title and date supplied by artist at time of donation, 1979.
Possibly dates from the summer of 1931 (see Related artworks by other artists, E. D. Kinzinger, St Tropez, 1931). Another possible date could be the spring of 1932 when Scales may have returned to St Tropez, France, to work with E. D. Kinzinger after her winter in Munich under his tutelage.
This drawing of the Basilica and town of St Tropez is from a different location and viewpoint than that of Basilica and Lighthouse, St Tropez, Southern France [BC021] and others of this subject.
Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand documentation notes, “Scales’s only cubist drawing not destroyed by the occupying army in France, 1940s.”