Canterbury Society of Arts Annual Exhibition 1919


27 March, 1919


Christchurch, New Zealand

Canterbury Society of Arts Annual Exhibition 1919

No. 7 The Valley Road oil £10.10.0 [BC139]
No. 306 Dolly Gray oil £3.0.0 [Location Unknown]
No. 308 Rest oil £5.5.0 [Location Unknown]
No. 392 Fishermans’ Boats oil £2.2.0 [Location Unknown]
No. 393 The Favourite oil £7.7.0 [Location Unknown]
No. 415 An Old Orchard £3.3.0 [Location Unknown]

Exhibition artworks


Exhibition reviews

‘Society of Arts’, Press, 12 April 1919, pg 7, “It could be wished that Miss Flora Scales had given the same care to all the details of her very clever picture, "The Valley Road" (7) [BC139], that she has bestowed on most of them. In many respects this is certainly one of the best pictures in the exhibition. The figure of the girl, the cows, and the landscape generally are admirable. They are drawn with vigour, and the brilliant light is very well managed. But why those unfortunate trees on the left? They might have been well enough, in an impressionist sketch, but as it is they are wholly "out of the picture." It would have been quite possible, and legitimate, to paint them broadly without making them mere flat-slabs of colour. There is no accounting, or excuse, for such an eccentricity in a picture which otherwise possesses great charm. Of the rest of Miss Scales's work a sketch of an old horse (307 [306]) most deserves praise.”

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