Excerpt from catalogue introduction: “[The exhibition includes] a rare Flora Scales. There is something here for those with investment in mind and for those who just love the earlier work. It has been well documented that there has been a marked fall in auction prices for the moderns. These are now coming back to a more realistic level. However on attending the major art auctions this year, we are pleased to note an appreciation in the more traditional work. We believe the early traditional art has been proven and makes for a very sound investment. Above all it has an intrinsic beauty which we can enjoy and appreciate.”
[Pumice Road, near Rotorua]
Landscape scene. A road, beside a body of water, extends from lower margin narrowing towards the left into midground. Tall poplars on right. Open canopy tree on left.
Title, [Pumice Road, near Rotorua], taken from an exhibition catalogue published by The Lewis-Paape Gallery, Lower Hutt, New Zealand, for an exhibition titled Early New Zealand and European Exhibition, 2004. It was priced at $8,500 and did not sell. This is a reproduction of the work taken from this catalogue. This is the only image recorded of this work, it's location is unknown.
Early New Zealand and European Exhibition (catalogue), Lewis-Paape Gallery, Lower Hutt, 2004 (colour)
Early New Zealand and European Exhibition (catalogue), Lewis-Paape Gallery, Lower Hutt, 2004
‘Scales Work Features in Show’, The Dominion Post, Friday 1 October, 2004, pp8-9
“A rare work by early twentieth century New Zealand artist Flora Scales is one of the highlights of Lewis-Paape Gallery’s annual Early New Zealand and European Exhibition which continues until Saturday. Other top New Zealand artists include Margaret Stoddart, Basil Honour, H Linley Richardson and James Peele. Born in Lower Hutt, Scales later lived in Nelson. Her early paintings included country and farm scenes but few of these works remain.”