Four pages torn from sketchbook with 20 spirals.
Page 1: inscribed page, three cows in profile with left flank to viewer, under central tree with three-barred fence to right. Title, signature and date included.
Page 2: three cows under tree at various angles to viewer.
Page 3: central cow profile, showing right flank head turned to viewer. Cow, less distinct, at right.
Page 4: rural landscape occupying most of the page. Two trees at centre.
Page 1 LL pencil Saint Michael sur Orge
Page 1 LR Helen Scales, 193 – 35
Page 1 LR 1965 (crossed out by artist)
Donated to the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand by H. F. V. Scales, 1979
Four pages torn from a top spiral-bound sketchbook, 20 spirals.
Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand
Wellington, New Zealand
Donated to the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand by the artist, 1979.
These animal studies show an assimilation of the academic study of anatomy absorbed at the W. Frank Calderon School of Animal Painting, London, England, which Scales attended 1908-1912 and her later use of simplified forms.
The location of the inscribed page is Saint-Michel-sur-Orge, Essone, Paris, France.