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Wheel flower

(circa 1929)


Margaret Preston

Australia, England, France

29 Apr 1875 - 28 May 1963

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Poster Print Margaret Preston Wheel Flower

36.0cm wide x 37.0cm high



Other Title



(circa 1929)

Media category


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


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

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

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

Edmund Capon AM, OBE and Jan Meek (Editors), Portrait of a Gallery, 'Prints & Drawings', pg. 115-122, Sydney, 1984, 120, 121 (colour illus.).

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

Clem Lloyd and Peter Sekuless, Australia's national collections, Sydney, 1980, 260 (illus.).

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.

William Moore, 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'

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

Sydney Ure Smith and Leon Gellert (Editors), Art in Australia [series 3, no. 29], Sydney, Sep 1929, front cover (colour illus.).