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Wheel flower

(circa 1929)


Margaret Preston

Australia, England, France

29 Apr 1875 - 28 May 1963

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Wheel Flower Margaret Preston Poster Print

36.0cm wide x 37.0cm high



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(circa 1929)

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Materials used

wood engraving, black ink, hand coloured in gouache on brown mulberry paper


2nd copy


44.1 x 44.6 cm blockmark; 56.0 x 45.5 cm sheet

Signature & date

Signed in block to print l.l., incised "MP".
Signed l.r., pencil "Margaret Preston". Not dated.


Purchased 1929


Not on display

Accession number


Artist information

Margaret Preston

Artist profile

Works in the collection


Shown in 5 exhibitions

Exhibition history

Referenced in 20 publications


Deborah Clark, Margaret Preston, 'Wheel Flower', pg. 94, Sydney, 2005, 94, 95 (colour illus.), 82, 132-133, 252 (colour illus., woodblock), 262.

Nicolas Draffin, Art Gallery of New South Wales handbook, 'Prints & Drawings', pg. 109-124, Sydney, 1988, 121.

Sarah Engledow', The world of Thea Proctor, 'The world of Thea Proctor', pg. 16-84, Canberra, 2005, 51.

Hendrik Kolenberg, Look, 'Australian Prints from the Collection 139 of the best', pg. 26-27, Heidelberg, Nov 1998, 26.

Kristyna Olsen Mizelle and Jim Kane, Style 1900: the magazine of the turn-of-the-century design, 'Evolution of a movement: the Arts & Crafts in Australia', pg. 40-45, New Jersey, Nov 2001, front cover (colour illus., detail), 40 (colour illus.), 41.

In relief: Australian wood engravings, woodcuts and linocuts, Melbourne, 1997, 29, 30 (colour illus.). Collection of National Gallery of Victoria

Australian prints from the Gallery's collection, Sydney, 1998, 6 (illus.), 7 (colour illus.), 61, 63 (colour illus.). 50

The prints of Margaret Preston: a catalogue raisonné, Canberra, 1987, 144, 145 (colour illus.). 140

Margaret Preston: the art of constant rearrangement, Ringwood, 1985, 32 (colour illus.), 88. P.21

Portrait of a Gallery, 'Prints & Drawings', pg. 115-122, Sydney, 1984, 120, 121 (colour illus.).

The art of Margaret Preston, South Australia, 1980, cover (colour illus.), 22 (colour illus.), 54 (illus.). P.18

Australia's national collections, Sydney, 1980, 260 (illus.).

Australian images: Prints, drawings and watercolours from the collection, Sydney, 1979, 8.

Australian woodcuts and linocuts of the 1920s and 1930s, South Melbourne, 1976, 36 (colour illus.).

Hand and eye - a survey of artists materials and techniques: Art Gallery of New South Wales Travelling Art Exhibition 1970, Sydney, 1969, (illus.). 90

150 years of Australian art, Sydney, 1938. 507. This work is titled 'Wheel flowers'.

The story of Australian art from the earliest known art of the continent to the art of today (Vol. 1), Sydney, 1934, (illus.). opposite pg. 123; titled 'Stenocarpus'

Art in Australia [series 3, no. 29], Sydney, Sep 1929, front cover (colour illus.).

Exhibitions events - Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Nov 1998-Jan 1999, 14 (colour illus.).

The prints of Margaret Preston: a catalogue raisonné, Canberra, 2005, 58 (colour illus., detail), 59, 154, 155 (colour illus.). 140