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Title

Flowers in jug

(circa 1929)

Artist

Margaret Preston

Australia, England, France

29 Apr 1875 – 28 May 1963

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  • Details

    Other Title
    Jug of flowers
    Date
    (circa 1929)
    Media category
    Print
    Materials used
    woodcut, printed in black ink, hand coloured in gouache on thin cream laid Japanese paper
    Edition
    from an edition of 125?, hand coloured
    Dimensions
    28.0 x 20.5 cm blockmark; 33.3 x 24.8 cm sheet [creased at top]
    Signature & date

    Signed l.r. beneath blockmark, pencil "Margaret Preston". Not dated.

    Credit
    Purchased 1975
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    246.1975
    Copyright
    © Margaret Rose Preston Estate/Copyright Agency

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    In 1913 Preston declared that 'Decorative work' was the 'only thing worth aiming for'. In pursuit of this aim in which abstract relationships were all-important, she arranged the flowers so that they radiate to create a strong design. Both Preston and Proctor advocated the display of wood and lino cuts in the modern home. Each copy of the book 'Margaret Preston: recent paintings', edited by Sydney Ure Smith and
    published by Art in Australia in 1929, was accompanied by a woodcut of either this image or of 'Mosman bridge' c. 1927 for that purpose.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 4 publications

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