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.
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
The location of the inscribed page is Saint-Michel-sur-Orge, Essone, Paris, France.
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.