BC116

Untitled

[Masonic sketchbook 3]

Sketchbook branded Grumbacher, 36 spirals, containing drawings of:

- Flowers
- Seated figure
- Portrait sketches
- Undated, handwritten letters from Flora Scales to Boris Kalachnikoff

Pink oil pastel, red, blue, brown crayon, brown, black ink, pencil used.

Date
1982 1983
Object type
sketchbook
Medium and materials
variable on paper
Dimensions
229x305mm
Place Made
Rotorua, New Zealand
Inscriptions

Portrait 1 UL 37 Flora Scales

Portrait 1 UR F Scales, number of room, April.

Portrait 1 Lower Margin cannot see very much today

Drawing of Head Top Margin 1914 First World War

Details
General notes

This sketchbook was given to Flora Scales by A. de Lange, 1982 or 1983.  

Undated, handwritten letters from Flora Scales to Boris Kalachnikoff sent from Rotorua Masonic Village, New Zealand, read: “It's a long time since I wrote to you. How are you? And how is Christiane's health? The weather is getting warmer and it will soon be Christmas and the New Year a week later...Say hullo to Madame...for me”. And: “Wednesday 10th August, Cold still stubborn on chest - not posted to Bobbie for some days..sight poor!”

Part of original sketchbook photographed by B. de Lange, Rotorua Masonic Village, New Zealand, 1983. Flora Scales was a resident there from 26 October 1978 until just before her death in January 1985. Total number of pages not recorded. Location of original pages unknown.

35mm colour transparency slides of seven pages donated to the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand by B. de Lange, December 1997.

Photocopies of 35mm colour transparency slides, Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Reference no. MS6263.