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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 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. 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:

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