High viewpoint over hilly, rural scene with vegetation. Centre two buildings outlined with darker repeated marks.
Donated to the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand by H. F. V. Scales, 1979
Page torn from a spiral-bound sketchbook, 26 spirals. Light brown discolouration on left margin.
Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand
Wellington, New Zealand
Title and date taken from a painting of this subject Farm Building Near Paris [BC043]. Alternative title taken from Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand documentation.
Appears to be from same sketchbook as Untitled [Farm Building] [BC104].
Christiane Devèze, Boris Kalachnikoff’s wife, in conversations with Marc Bonamie, Paris, France, 2016, “Flora loved to paint outdoors - nature, landscapes - in sunlight. She often drew and painted animals, especially our dogs and cats, and was very happy painting the plum trees in full bloom in our garden at Bry-Sur-Marne. Boris would often walk with her into the countryside to paint the farmland and houses in earlier days. We would sometimes go together to his parents' country house in Genevieve St Bois, to Provence where my parents lived, or to Bleymard in the Lozère District where my family has a holiday house. We all drew and painted happily, side by side, discussing our work all the time, but keeping our own different styles during these painting holidays.” – ‘Christiane Devezes: Conversations and Letters II’, Flora Scales, The Suter Te Aratoi o Whakatū, Nelson, New Zealand, 2018