[Rural Scene]

Landscape. Right of centre, two horses each with a white blaze on nose, on diagonal facing right followed by man wearing a flat white cap. Three clumps of bushy plants form background to horses. Horizon low, sky wide. Bushes and ploughed ground show touches of white.

Other title(s)
Winter Ploughing
c. 1922
Object type
Medium and materials
oil on canvas on board
Place Made
New Zealand

LR inscribed into paint Flora Scales

Verso label The Kilroy Art Collection, Formed 2017, FFF 15 AN6 _ 170025, Thomas Kilroy

Verso label Lewis Paape Gallery, Levin House, Fine Art Specialists

Verso label The Picture Gallery, 119 George Street, Stokes Valley, Lower Hutt

Credit Line
Copyright Licence
Courtesy Thomas Kilroy, The Kilroy Art Collection, Wellington, New Zealand
Current Collection

The Kilroy Art Collection

Current Location

Wellington, New Zealand

General notes

Purchased with Untitled [Landscape with Meandering River] [BC126] from a second-hand shop in Johnsonville, Wellington, New Zealand, February 2017. The frames on these 2 works are identical.

Alternative title, Winter Ploughing, used by H. Senior in his coloured aquatint after Flora Scales, c.1930 and The Kilroy Art Collection documentation. Dated in relation to Untitled [Stoke, Nelson] [BC013].

There are two known paintings of this subject, Untitled [Rural scene] [BC125] and Untitled [Stoke, Nelson] [BC013].

Correspondence Thomas Kilroy to B. de Lange, 30.01.2019, “there are quite a fair few brush hairs embedded into the paint”.

Runs and dribbles evident may suggest some loosely applied underpainting.

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