(Australian wild flowers)
Australia, England, France
29 Apr 1875 - 28 May 1963
Native pea - Australian wild flowers
oil on canvas on cardboard on hardboard
42.5 x 42.0 cm board; 53.6 x 53.7 x 5.5 cm frame
Signature & date
Signed and dated l.l. corner, pencil "M. Preston/ 1923".
Signed and dated l.r. corner, pencil "Margaret Preston/ 1932".
Gift of Pauline Evatt 1985
Not on display
© Margaret Rose Preston Estate
Where the work was made
Shown in 4 exhibitions
Society of Artists Annual Exhibition (1923), Education Department Gallery [Loftus Street], Sydney, 15 Sep 1923–13 Oct 1923
Australian Art Association (1923), Athenaeum Gallery, Melbourne, 13 Nov 1923–24 Nov 1923
Margaret Preston: the art of constant rearrangement, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 27 Dec 1985–09 Feb 1986
FLORA AUSTRALIS, Bega Valley Regional Gallery, Bega, 11 Mar 2016–11 Jun 2016
Referenced in 7 publications
Antonia Williams, Vogue living, 'Collecting: Petal pushers', pg. 65-67, Sydney, Sep 2004-Oct 2004, 67 (colour illus.).
Deborah Edwards, Margaret Preston, 'Transitions 1920s', pg. 61-150, Sydney, 2005, 75.
Deborah Edwards and Rose Peel, Margaret Preston: Catalogue raisonné of paintings, monotypes and ceramics, Sydney, 2005, (colour illus.). Artworks: paintings 1923.
Elizabeth Butel, Margaret Preston: the art of constant rearrangement, Ringwood, 1985, 76 (colour illus.), 85. cat.no. O.4
Australian Art Association annual exhibition (1923), Melbourne, Nov 1923. possibly cat.no. 133; not paginated
The Sydney Morning Herald, Sydney, 14 Sep 1923, page unknown. Review of Society of Artists annual exhibition 15 September - 13 October 1923: "Margaret Preston's still life pictures are many and amongst them the bowl of flowers against a strong light (No. 127) is good".
Society of Artists Annual Exhibition, Sydney, 1923. possibly cat.no. 127; price 15 gns; titled "Flowers"; not paginated