[Colarossi sketchbook]

Blue covered sketchbook, 20 loose leaf pages containing:

- Theoretical studies
- Drawing of tower of l’ Eglise de Notre Dame de l'Assomption, St Tropez, France, with numbered planes and indications of movement through space
- Instructions for preparation of canvas for paint
- Page inscribed "Vendredi 17 juin criticism in morning Afternoon at Mr Kinzinger’s house short lecture"
- Maxims of Léopold Survage and Albert Gleizes dated 1927
- Drawing of road into village with sign post to right of road
- Drawing of St Tropez landing stage

1931 1932
Object type
Medium and materials
pencil on paper
Place Made

Inside front cover (in artist's hand) rue de la Grande chaumière 10 Académie colarossi


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

Copyright Licence
Courtesy Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Reference no. FS ms papers 1893
Current Collection

Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand

Current Location

Wellington, New Zealand

General notes

The date “Vendredi 17 juin" [Friday 17 June fell in 1932] is noted on one of the pages – Scales was in Christchurch, New Zealand, by June 1932 as reported by Art in New Zealand, June 1932 (‘Art Notes’, vol. IV, no. 16, pg 291). She also exhibited at the New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts Autumn Exhibition, Wellington, in 1932. It is possible the artist intended to write Mercredi [Wednesday] which fell on 17 June in 1931. The lecture at Mr Kinzinger’s house on that day would most likely have taken place in St Tropez, France, where Scales was at that time.   

Pages include drawings related to: St Maxime [BC018], Mediterranean Village [BC019], Untitled [Basilica and Lighthouse, St Tropez] [BC020], Basilica and Lighthouse, St Tropez, Southern France [BC021].

Used as illustration

‘Flora Scales: The Woman and Her Work’ by Barbi de Lange, Art New Zealand, issue 37, 1985, pg 49 (black and white)

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