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Title

Flowers in jug


Artist

Margaret Preston

Australia, England, France

29 Apr 1875 - 28 May 1963


About

In 1913 Preston declared that 'Decorative work' was the 'only thing worth aiming for'. In pursuit of this aim in which abstract relationships were all-important, she arranged the flowers so that they radiate to create a strong design. Both Preston and Proctor advocated the display of wood and lino cuts in the modern home. Each copy of the book 'Margaret Preston: recent paintings', edited by Sydney Ure Smith and
published by Art in Australia in 1929, was accompanied by a woodcut of either this image or of 'Mosman bridge' c. 1927 for that purpose.


Details


Other Title

Jug of flowers


Date

(circa 1929)


Media category

Print


Materials used

woodcut, printed in black ink, hand coloured in gouache on thin cream laid Japanese paper


Edition

from an edition of 125?, hand coloured


Dimensions

28.0 x 20.5 cm blockmark; 33.3 x 24.8 cm sheet [creased at top]


Signature & date

Signed l.r. beneath blockmark, pencil "Margaret Preston". Not dated.


Credit

Purchased 1975


Location

Not on display


Accession number

246.1975


Artist information

Margaret Preston

Works in the collection

115


Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


Referenced in 4 publications

Bibliography


Roger Arthur Butler, The prints of Margaret Preston: a catalogue raisonné, Canberra, 2005, 152, 153 (colour illus.). cat.no. 137

Helen Campbell, Colour, rhythm, design: wood & lino cuts of the 20s & 30s, 'Introduction', pg. 2, Sydney, 2010, 11 (colour illus.).

Katrina Cashman., Margaret Preston in Mosman, 'Margaret Preston in Mosman', Mosman, 2002, (colour illus.). not paginated; no catalogue numbers

Sydney Ure Smith, Margaret Preston: recent paintings, 1929, Sydney, 1929, (colour illus.). plate no. 6; titled 'Jug of flowers'