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Title

The children's circus, Taronga Zoo

(circa 1944-circa 1945)


Artist

Margaret Preston

Australia, England, France

29 Apr 1875 - 28 May 1963


Details


Other Title

Children's corner at the zoo


Place where the work was made

Sydney New South Wales Australia


Date

(circa 1944-circa 1945)


Media category

Painting


Materials used

oil on canvas


Dimensions

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.)".


Credit

Bequest of Enid Lewis 1984


Location

Not on display


Accession number

288.1984


Artist information

Margaret Preston

Artist profile

Works in the collection

115


Place

Where the work was made
Sydney

Shown in 4 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 7 publications

Bibliography


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.