(Australian wild flowers)
Australia, England, France
29 Apr 1875 - 28 May 1963
Native pea - Australian wild flowers
oil on canvas on cardboard on hardboard
42.5 x 42.0 cm board; 53.6 x 53.7 x 5.5 cm frame
Signature & date
Signed and dated l.l. corner, pencil "M. Preston/ 1923".
Signed and dated l.r. corner, pencil "Margaret Preston/ 1932".
Gift of Pauline Evatt 1985
Not on display
© Margaret Rose Preston Estate
Where the work was made
Shown in 3 exhibitions
Society of Artists Annual Exhibition (1923), Education Department Gallery [Loftus Street], Sydney, 15 Sep 1923–13 Oct 1923
Australian Art Association (1923), Athenaeum Gallery, Melbourne, 13 Nov 1923–24 Nov 1923
Margaret Preston: the art of constant rearrangement, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 27 Dec 1985–09 Feb 1986
Referenced in 7 publications
Elizabeth Butel, Margaret Preston: the art of constant rearrangement, Ringwood, 1985, 76 (colour illus.), 85. cat.no. O.4
Deborah Edwards, Margaret Preston, 'Transitions 1920s', pg. 61-150, Sydney, 2005, 75.
Deborah Edwards and Rose Peel, Margaret Preston: Catalogue raisonné of paintings, monotypes and ceramics, Sydney, 2005, (colour illus.). Artworks: paintings 1923.
Society of Artists, Society of Artists Annual Exhibition, Sydney, 1923. possibly cat.no. 127; price 15 gns; titled "Flowers"; not paginated
Antonia Williams, Vogue living, 'Collecting: Petal pushers', pg. 65-67, Sydney, Sep 2004-Oct 2004, 67 (colour illus.).
Editor Unknown (Editor), The Sydney Morning Herald, Sydney, 14 Sep 1923, page unknown. Review of Society of Artists annual exhibition 15 September - 13 October 1923: "Margaret Preston's still life pictures are many and amongst them the bowl of flowers against a strong light (No. 127) is good".
Australian Art Association annual exhibition (1923), Melbourne, Nov 1923. possibly cat.no. 133; not paginated