The children's circus, Taronga Zoo
Australia, England, France
29 Apr 1875 - 28 May 1963
Children's corner at the zoo
(circa 1944-circa 1945)
oil on canvas
40.5 x 40.5 cm stretcher; 55.3 x 55.3 x 5.5 cm frame
Signature & date
Signed and dated l.r. corner, white oil "M PRESTON/ 4 (illeg.)".
Bequest of Enid Lewis 1984
Not on display
© Margaret Rose Preston Estate
Where the work was made
Shown in 4 exhibitions
Society of Artists Annual Exhibition (1945), Education Department Gallery [Loftus Street], Sydney, 24 Aug 1945–12 Sep 1945
Suburb, Museum of Sydney, Sydney, 15 Apr 2000–23 Jul 2000
Margaret Preston in Mosman, Mosman Art Gallery, Mosman, 07 Sep 2002–13 Oct 2002
Margaret Preston retrospective:
Referenced in 7 publications
Elizabeth Butel, Margaret Preston: the art of constant rearrangement, Ringwood, 1985, 61 (colour illus.), 86. cat.no. O.18
Katrina Cashman, Margaret Preston in Mosman, Mosman, 2002.
Deborah Edwards and Rose Peel, Margaret Preston: Catalogue raisonné of paintings, monotypes and ceramics, Sydney, 2005, (colour illus.). Artworks: paintings 1944.
Deborah Edwards, Margaret Preston, ‘An art for Australia from Australians 1940s-1950s', pg.173-250, Sydney, 2005, 185, 181 (colour illus.).
Peter Emmett, Sydney: metropolis, suburb, harbour, 'Suburb', pg. 71-72, Glebe, 2000, 93, 94 (colour illus.).
Peter Emmett, Sydney surburb: MOS exhibition guide, Sydney, 2000.
New South Wales Society of Artists, Society of Artists Catalogue, Sydney, 1945. cat.no. 74. Note: painting was priced at 15 gns.