Rocks and waves
Australia, England, France
29 Apr 1875 - 28 May 1963
Rocks and Waves, Balmoral, N.S.W.
woodcut, black ink hand coloured with gouache on thin cream laid Japanese tissue
1st proof from unknown edition, hand coloured
22.4 x 30.1 cm blockmark; 27.0 x 35.0 cm sheet
Signature & date
Signed in block to print l.l., incised "M.P.".
Signed l.r., pencil "Margaret Preston". Not dated.
Not on display
© Margaret Rose Preston Estate, licensed by Viscopy, Sydney
Shown in 7 exhibitions
Harbour hymns, city songs: visions of Sydney from the collection, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 13 Jan 1990–11 Mar 1990
Art Deco: from Sydney cinemas and pubs to skyscrapers, Museum of Sydney, Sydney, 12 Jun 1999–05 Sep 1999
Australian icons: twenty artists from the collection, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 04 Aug 2000–03 Dec 2000
Margaret Preston in Mosman, Mosman Art Gallery, Mosman, 07 Sep 2002–13 Oct 2002
Margaret Preston retrospective:
Destination Sydney, S.H. Ervin Gallery, The Rocks, 11 Dec 2015–21 Feb 2016
O'Keeffe, Preston, Cossington Smith: Making Modernism:
- Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane 11 Mar 2017–11 Jun 2017
- Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney 01 Jul 2017–02 Oct 2017
Referenced in 6 publications
Elizabeth Butel, Margaret Preston: the art of constant rearrangement, Ringwood, 1985, 88, 89 (colour illus.). cat.no. P.23, note that the title of this print in this catalogue is "Rocks and waves, Balmoral, N.S.W."
Roger Arthur Butler, The prints of Margaret Preston: a catalogue raisonné, Canberra, 2005, 150 (colour illus.). cat.no. 133
Roger Arthur Butler, The prints of Margaret Preston: a catalogue raisonné, Canberra, 1987, 140 (colour illus.). cat.no. 133
Deborah Edwards, Margaret Preston, 'Transitions 1920s', pg. 61-150, Sydney, 2005, 82, 86 (colour illus.).
Ian North, The art of Margaret Preston, South Australia, 1980, 55 (illus.). cat.no. P.21, note that the title of this print in this catalogue is "Rocks and waves, Balmoral, N.S.W.".
Kay Vernon, Harbour hymns, city songs: visions of Sydney from the collection, Sydney, 1990. cat.no. 93