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Title

Flat Top Mountains

circa 1947


Artist

Margaret Preston

Australia, England, France

29 Apr 1875 - 28 May 1963


About

Flat top mountains by Margaret Preston is from a group of monotypes made by Preston around the time she took a six-month tour of Queensland, Northern Territory and Western Australia and Central Australia with the expressed aim of discovering Indigenous art, and rock painting and carving sites. Preston incorporated visual elements of Indigenous work she saw in the monotypes and stencil prints of identifiable landscapes she made following the trip.


Details


Other Title

also known as Table Top Mountains, NT


Date

circa 1947


Media category

Print


Materials used

colour monotype


Dimensions

29.2 x 32.3 cm image; 32.2 x 35.6 sight/sheet; 53.7 x 71.3 x 4.4 cm frame


Signature & date

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


Credit

Gift of Jocelyn Plate in honour of Carl Plate 2018. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program


Location

Not on display


Accession number

259.2018


Artist information

Margaret Preston

Artist profile

Works in the collection

117


Shown in 2 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 2 publications

Bibliography


The prints of Margaret Preston: a catalogue raisonné, Catalogue of works, Canberra, 2005, 268 (colour illus.) cat. 308.

Margaret Preston: Catalogue raisonné of paintings, monotypes and ceramics, An art for Australia from Australians 1940s-50s, Sydney, 2005, 222 (colour illus.).