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An image of Protea by Margaret Preston

Margaret Preston

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

Title
Protea
Year
1925
Media category
Print
Materials used
woodcut, printed in black ink, hand-coloured with gouache on thin ivory laid tissue
Edition
11th proof from an edition of 50, hand coloured
Dimensions

24.8 x 24.6 cm blockmark; 37.4 x 34.5 cm sheet

Signature & date
Signed in block to print l.r., incised "M.P." ['P' in reverse]. Signed l.r. beneath blockmark, pencil "Margaret Preston". Dated l.l. beneath blockmark, pencil "... 25". Dated l.l., pencil "... 25".
Credit
Purchased 1976
Accession number
176.1976
Copyright
© Margaret Rose Preston Estate
Location
Not on display
Bibliography (14)

Michael Bowden, Art-isan: studio arts for VCE units 1-4, Port Melbourne, 2010, 102 (colour illus.).

Elizabeth Butel, Margaret Preston: the art of constant rearrangement, Ringwood, 1985, 29 (colour illus.), 87. cat.no. P.11

Roger Arthur Butler, The prints of Margaret Preston: a catalogue raisonné, Canberra, 1987, 122 (illus.). cat.no. 106

Roger Arthur Butler, The prints of Margaret Preston: a catalogue raisonné, Canberra, 2005, 132 (colour illus.). cat.no. 106; NOTE: the uncoloured edition is reproduced

Roger Arthur Butler and Chris Deutscher, A survey of Australian relief prints 1900/1950, Armadale, 1978, 20 (illus.). no. 25

Helen Campbell, Colour, rhythm, design: wood & lino cuts of the 20s & 30s, 'Introduction', pg. 2, Sydney, 2010, 10 (colour illus.).

Deborah Edwards, Margaret Preston, 'Transitions 1920s', pg. 61-150, Sydney, 2005, 80 (colour illus.).

Jane Hylton, Modern Australian women: paintings & prints 1925-1945, Adelaide, 2000, 19 (colour illus.), 67, 70, 124. Collection of the Art Gallery of South Australia

Ian North, The art of Margaret Preston, South Australia, 1980, 53 (illus.). cat.no. P.11

Sydney Ure Smith and Leon Gellert (Editors), Art in Australia [series 3, no. 61], Sydney, Nov 1935, 51 (illus., printed in brown).

Sydney Ure Smith and Leon Gellert (Editors), Art in Australia [series 3, no. 57], Sydney, 15 Nov 1934, title page (illus., printed in red).

Sydney Ure Smith and Leon Gellert (Editors), Art in Australia [series 3, no. 14], Sydney, Dec 1925, 62 (illus.). titled 'Waratahs'

Sydney Ure Smith and Leon Gellert (Editors), Art in Australia [series 3, no. 22], Sydney, Dec 1927, title page (illus., printed in blue), 68 (colour illus.). plate no. 33

Editor Unknown (Editor), The Home: an Australian quarterly, Sydney, Aug 1927, 26 (illus.).

Exhibition history (3)

Art Deco: from Sydney cinemas and pubs to skyscrapers, Museum of Sydney, Sydney, 12 Jun 1999–05 Sep 1999

Margaret Preston retrospective:

Australian Collection Focus: Colour, Rhythm, Design - wood & lino cuts of the 20s & 30s, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 12 Mar 2010–11 Jul 2010