Australia, England, France
29 Apr 1875 - 28 May 1963
woodcut, printed in black ink, hand-coloured with gouache on thin ivory laid tissue
11th proof from an edition of 50, hand coloured
24.8 x 24.6 cm blockmark; 37.4 x 34.5 cm sheet
Signature & date
Signed in block to print l.r., incised "M.P." ['P' in reverse].
Signed l.r. beneath blockmark, pencil "Margaret Preston". Dated l.l. beneath blockmark, pencil "... 25".
Dated l.l., pencil "... 25".
Not on display
© Margaret Rose Preston Estate, licensed by Viscopy, Sydney
Shown in 3 exhibitions
Art Deco: from Sydney cinemas and pubs to skyscrapers, Museum of Sydney, Sydney, 12 Jun 1999–05 Sep 1999
Margaret Preston retrospective:
Australian Collection Focus: Colour, Rhythm, Design - wood & lino cuts of the 20s & 30s, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 12 Mar 2010–11 Jul 2010
Referenced in 15 publications
Helen Campbell, Colour, rhythm, design: wood & lino cuts of the 20s & 30s, 'Introduction', pg. 2, Sydney, 2010, 10 (colour illus.).
Glenis Israel, Artwise: visual art 7-10, 'Chapter 5: Human-made: Structures and Objects', pg. 153-200, Milton, 2013, 176, 177 (colour illus.), 178..
Ian North, The art of Margaret Preston, South Australia, 1980, 53 (illus.). cat.no. P.11
Sydney Ure Smith (Editor), Art in Australia [series 3, no. 14], Sydney, Dec 1925, 62 (illus.). titled 'Waratahs'
Sydney Ure Smith and Leon Gellert (Editors), Art in Australia [series 3, no. 61], Sydney, Nov 1935, 51 (illus., printed in brown).
Sydney Ure Smith (Editor), Art in Australia [series 3, no. 57], Sydney, 15 Nov 1934, title page (illus., printed in red).
Sydney Ure Smith and Leon Gellert (Editors), Art in Australia [series 3, no. 22], Sydney, Dec 1927, title page (illus., printed in blue), 68 (colour illus.). plate no. 33
Elizabeth Butel, Margaret Preston: the art of constant rearrangement, Ringwood, 1985, 29 (colour illus.), 87. cat.no. P.11
Roger Arthur Butler, The prints of Margaret Preston: a catalogue raisonné, Canberra, 2005, 132 (colour illus.). cat.no. 106; NOTE: the uncoloured edition is reproduced
Roger Arthur Butler and Chris Deutscher, A survey of Australian relief prints 1900/1950, Armadale, 1978, 20 (illus.). no. 25
Michael Bowden, Art-isan: studio arts for VCE units 1-4, Port Melbourne, 2010, 102 (colour illus.).
The Home: an Australian quarterly, Sydney, Aug 1927, 26 (illus.).
Deborah Edwards, Margaret Preston, 'Transitions 1920s', pg. 61-150, Sydney, 2005, 80 (colour illus.).
Jane Hylton, Modern Australian women: paintings & prints 1925-1945, Adelaide, 2000, 19 (colour illus.), 67, 70, 124. Collection of the Art Gallery of South Australia
Roger Arthur Butler, The prints of Margaret Preston: a catalogue raisonné, Canberra, 1987, 122 (illus.). cat.no. 106