User Guide

Ordering and Numbering System

Each artwork has been assigned a unique number beginning with BC (eg. BC001) as they were located and documented. The artworks are displayed online in chronological order by default but can be sorted by other categories. Where artworks are related by subject it is not always possible to determine the sequence in which they were painted. If, and as, new artworks are found they will be assigned a sequential number. 

Photography

Florascales.com provides high-quality photographs where possible. The public art galleries and museums of New Zealand that hold work by Scales have kindly provided high resolution photographs for research and reference purposes and are credited throughout.

While every effort has been made to provide high-resolution photographs, lower quality photographs are included if necessary. As, and if, new photographs are obtained they will be added to relevant entries.

Search Functions

The catalogue of works can be searched by categories such as title, date and medium. Refined searches can be made to search by collections, keywords and exhibitions.

Titles

Titles are presented as designated by Flora Scales as inscriptions recto or verso, or verbally, in particular for her artworks donated by Scales to the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand. If no evidence of an assigned title is available, artworks are documented as Untitled and/or given a descriptive name. In each entry every effort has been made to give an explanation of the source of title(s) in the General Notes section.

Dates

Dates are also presented as designated by Flora Scales as inscriptions recto or verso, or verbally, in particular for her artworks donated by Scales to the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand. If no evidence of an assigned date can be found, artworks are given a circa date based on information as to her whereabouts, collated from historical records and correspondence. A general date may also be assigned according to other works of the same subject. In each entry every effort has been made to give an explanation of the source of dates in the General Notes section.

Medium and Materials

Mediums and materials are provided to the highest level of determinable specificity.

Dimensions

Dimensions are given in millimetres, height by width.

Inscriptions

Scales signed her name in a variety of styles. How and where the inscription or signature appears on an artwork is described in each entry as accurately as possible.

Current Collection and Provenance

The most accurate account of an artwork’s ownership and provenance at the time of data collection is provided and, if known, may include the date and method of acquisition.

Works for which no current location is determined are published as “Unknown”.

Related Work / Related Images / Related Artworks by Other Artists 

Artworks by Flora Scales that relate by subject, series, or style, are listed and linked. In some cases, related images and artworks by other artists are included where appropriate. 

Possibly Related Work

Refers to artworks by Flora Scales that may be related but cannot be positively identified, due usually, to the lack of corroborating images. In some cases subject, dimensions and medium may suggest a relationship but without an image it is not assumed.

Exhibitions

Many catalogue entries will include links to exhibitions in which they were included. Reviews and other literature is provided where possible.

Unknown Works

There are many works by Flora Scales for which their locations are unknown. We welcome any information regarding existing or uncatalogued works by Scales. Please info@florascales.com to submit potential inclusions or additional information for assessment.

Copyright

Unless stated, all images are copyright of B. de Lange, Auckland, New Zealand. Any copyright enquiries or requests for use of images can be directed to info@florascales.com.