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An image of The children's circus, Taronga Zoo by Margaret Preston

Margaret Preston

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

The children's circus, Taronga Zoo
Other titles:
Children's corner at the zoo
Place of origin
SydneyNew South WalesAustralia
(circa 1944-circa 1945)
Media category
Materials used
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
Accession number
© Margaret Rose Preston Estate
Not on display
Bibliography (7)

Elizabeth Butel, Margaret Preston: the art of constant rearrangement, Ringwood, 1985, 61 (colour illus.), 86. O.18

Katrina Cashman, Margaret Preston in Mosman, Mosman, 2002.

Deborah Edwards, Margaret Preston, ‘An art for Australia from Australians 1940s-1950s', pg.173-250, Sydney, 2005, 185, 181 (colour illus.).

Deborah Edwards and Rose Peel, Margaret Preston: Catalogue raisonné of paintings, monotypes and ceramics, Sydney, 2005, (colour illus.). Artworks: paintings 1944.

Peter Emmett, Sydney surburb: MOS exhibition guide, Sydney, 2000.

Peter Emmett, Sydney: metropolis, suburb, harbour, 'Suburb', pg. 71-72, Glebe, 2000, 93, 94 (colour illus.).

New South Wales Society of Artists, Society of Artists Catalogue, Sydney, 1945. 74. Note: painting was priced at 15 gns.

Exhibition history (4)

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: