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An image of Australian gum blossom by Margaret Preston

Margaret Preston

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

Title
Australian gum blossom
Year
1928
Media category
Painting
Materials used
oil on canvas
Dimensions

55.5 x 55.5 cm stretcher; 69.0 x 69.0 x 7.0 cm frame

Signature & date
Signed l.r. corner, blue oil "M.PRESTON". Not dated.
Credit
Purchased 1928
Accession number
870
Copyright
© Margaret Rose Preston Estate
Location
Not on display
Bibliography (20)

Art Gallery of South Australia, Visions after light: Art in South Australia 1836-1981, Adelaide, 1981. cat.no. 139

Elizabeth Butel, Margaret Preston: the art of constant rearrangement, Ringwood, 1985, 39 (colour illus.), 86. cat.no. O.9

Chris Deutscher, Australian modern masters and 19th & 20th century Australian and International Fine Art: Fine Art auction 3 & 4 May 2000, Melbourne, 2000, 98. reference to work in association with lot 61 'Australian gum blossom' painted in 1929; colour illus. of lot 61 on pg. 99

Paula Dredge, Margaret Sawicki, Steven Miller and Lindsay Parker, S.A. Parker Framing Works, 'Works in the collection with known Parker frames', pg. 27-68, Sydney, 2004, 36 (illus.).

Deborah Edwards and Rose Peel, Margaret Preston: Catalogue raisonné of paintings, monotypes and ceramics, Sydney, 2005, (colour illus.). Artworks: paintings 1928

Deborah Edwards, Margaret Preston, 'Transitions 1920s', pg. 61-150, Sydney, 2005, 136, 137 (colour illus.), 145.

Lionel Lindsay, 150 years of Australian art, Sydney, 1938. cat.no. 64 [Gallery No. 2]

National Art Gallery of New South Wales, Margaret Preston and William Dobell loan exhibition, Sydney, 1942, 7. cat.no. 9

Ian North, The art of Margaret Preston, South Australia, 1980. cat.no. 24

Margaret Olley and Barry Humphries, Favourites: Margaret Olley and Barry Humphries choose from public and private collections, Sydney, 2000. Catalogue entry appears in inserted list to printed catalogue

Margaret Preston., Exhibition of Australian women painters, 'Introduction', Sydney, 1946. cat.no. 29; titled 'Australian gum blossom'

Bernard Smith, 100 years of Australian painting, 'Foreword', pg. 2-4, Sydney, 1948, 9. cat.no. 48

David Thomas, Deutscher and Hackett Fine art auction: Melbourne Wednesday 31 August 2011, Catalogue entry for Lot 16 Margaret Preston 'Thunbergia (black-eyed Susan)', pg. 44-45, Woollahra, Aug 2011, 44.

Sydney Ure Smith and Leon Gellert (Editors), Art in Australia [series 3, no. 29], Sydney, Sep 1929, (illus.). not paginated

Sydney Ure Smith and Leon Gellert (Editors), Art in Australia [series 3, no. 27], Sydney, Mar 1929, (illus.). not paginated

Sydney Ure Smith and Leon Gellert (Editors), Art in Australia [series 3, no. 26], Sydney, Dec 1928, (illus.). not paginated

Editor Unknown (Editor), The Sydney Morning Herald, 'For the National Art Gallery.', Sydney, 02 Jun 1928, 18 (illus.).

Unknown (Editor), Sun, 'Art Gallery Purchase', Sydney, 01 Jun 1928, 10.

Editor Unknown (Editor), The Home: an Australian quarterly, Sydney, Mar 1928, cover (colour illus.).

Editor Unknown (Editor), Art Gallery of New South Wales picturebook, Sydney, 1972, 100 (colour illus.).

Exhibition history (9)

Margaret Preston and William Dobell loan exhibition (1942), Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 19 Mar 1942–16 Apr 1942

Exhibition of Australian women painters, National Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 04 Aug 1946–18 Aug 1946

100 years of Australian painting (1948), Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 19 Apr 1948–17 May 1948

Visions after light, art in South Australia, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, 18 Jul 1981–02 Aug 1981

Favourites: Margaret Olley and Barry Humphries choose from Australian collections (2000), S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney, 15 Jan 2000–27 Feb 2000

Margaret Preston in Mosman, Mosman Art Gallery, Mosman, 07 Sep 2002–13 Oct 2002

The art of the picture frame, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 26 May 2003–12 Sep 2003

Margaret Preston retrospective:

Still life, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 27 Jul 2013–Mar 2014