BC099

Untitled

[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.

Date
c. 1934
1931
1932
Object type
drawing
Medium and materials
charcoal on paper
Dimensions
315x413mm
Place Made
St Tropez, France
Details
Credit Line

Donated to the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand by H. F. V. Scales, 1979

Condition Report

Horizontal stain at lower right.

Copyright Licence
Courtesy Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Reference no. A-262-032
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.

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 documentation notes: “Scales’s only cubist drawing not destroyed by the occupying army in France, 1940s.”

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