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An image of (The old mill, Bibury Court Farm, Bibury) by Margaret Preston

Margaret Preston

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

Title
(The old mill, Bibury Court Farm, Bibury)
Other titles:
Stone bridge and houses
Year
circa 1916
Media category
Print
Materials used
drypoint, printed in black ink with plate tone on cream laid paper
Dimensions

17.5 x 12.5 cm plate mark; 21.3 x 17.7 cm sheet

Signature & date
Signed l.r., pencil "Margaret R Preston". Not dated.
Credit
Purchased 1964
Accession number
DA43.1964
Copyright
© Margaret Rose Preston Estate
Location
Not on display
Further information

Bibury is is a small village in Gloucestershire, England, and is perhaps the quintessential Cotswold village.

The artist and craftsman William Morris called Bibury "the most beautiful village in England", at the sight of the village's charm, with its honey-coloured 17th century stone cottages with their steep pitched roofs.

These cottages once provided housing for weavers who supplied cloth for fulling at nearby Arlington Mill. The mill now houses a folk and agricultural museum, containing a room dedicated to William Morris.

Bibliography (4)

Elizabeth Butel, Margaret Preston: the art of constant rearrangement, '1875-1920', pg. 5-25, Ringwood, 1985, 16 (illus.), 86. cat.no. P.2 Note that the title of this print in this publication is "(Stone bridge and houses)".

Roger Arthur Butler, The prints of Margaret Preston: a catalogue raisonné, Canberra, 2005, 77 (colour illus.). cat.no. 3

Roger Arthur Butler, The prints of Margaret Preston: a catalogue raisonné, Canberra, 1987, 66 (colour illus.). cat.no. 3

Rose Peel, Margaret Preston, ‘Drawing connections’, pg. 253-269, Sydney, 2005, 258, 259 (colour illus.).

Exhibition history (2)

Margaret Preston: the art of constant rearrangement, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 27 Dec 1985–09 Feb 1986

Margaret Preston retrospective: