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An image of (Australian wild flowers) by Margaret Preston

Margaret Preston

(Australia, England, France 29 Apr 1875 – 28 May 1963)

(Australian wild flowers)
Other titles:
Native pea - Australian wild flowers
Native pea
Place of origin
MosmanSydneyNew South WalesAustralia
Media category
Materials used
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
Accession number
© Margaret Rose Preston Estate
Not on display
Bibliography (7)

Elizabeth Butel, Margaret Preston: the art of constant rearrangement, Ringwood, 1985, 76 (colour illus.), 85. O.4

Deborah Edwards and Rose Peel, Margaret Preston: Catalogue raisonné of paintings, monotypes and ceramics, Sydney, 2005, (colour illus.). Artworks: paintings 1923.

Deborah Edwards, Margaret Preston, 'Transitions 1920s', pg. 61-150, Sydney, 2005, 75.

Society of Artists, Society of Artists Annual Exhibition, Sydney, 1923. possibly 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.).

Australian Art Association annual exhibition (1923), Melbourne, Nov 1923. possibly 133; not paginated

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".

Exhibition history (3)

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