[Esquisse sketchbook]

Top spiral-bound sketchbook branded Esquisse, No 29, Made in France, 21 spirals, 50 leaves, containing:

- Sketches made on visits to museums and galleries
- Notes made during visit to the Nymphenburg Palace near Munich [1930s]
- Some German vocabulary
- Some Russian alphabet
- Recipes for gesso/primer
- Notes from Atelier Monsieur Darna, Paris
- Sayings of Leonardo da Vinci “copied at Madame Kalachnikoff's, square Albin Cachot. Paris, 1949”
- Drawings similar in style and subject to Untitled [Cubist Drawing of a Seated Man] [BC098]
- Drawings similar in style to French Landscape Drawing [BC100 / 100A]
- Studies on movement and structure following the theories of Hans Hofmann

c. 1930 1939
Object type
Place Made
France, Germany

Front cover LL Esquisse, No 29

Front cover LR printer's mark

Front cover parallel to right hand edge F Scales (followed by three illegible lines, probably part of an address), München, Bavaria


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. MS-Papers-1893-2
Current Collection

Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand

Current Location

General notes

A Esquisse branded sketchbook which accompanied Scales from France to Germany and which she kept in her possession until 1979.

Page 24 ends with note, "copied at Madame Kalachnikoff's, Square Albin Cachot. Paris, 1949" referring to Madame Kalachnikoff's address, 10 square Albin Cachot, 13ème, 75013, Paris, France, where Flora Scales resided 13 November 1965 - 29 May 1966.