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Flat Top Mountains

circa 1947


Margaret Preston

Australia, England, France

29 Apr 1875 – 28 May 1963

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  • Details

    Other Title
    also known as Table Top Mountains, NT
    circa 1947
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    Materials used
    colour monotype
    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.

    Gift of Jocelyn Plate in honour of Carl Plate 2018. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program
    Not on display
    Accession number
    © Margaret Rose Preston Estate/Copyright Agency

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  • 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.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 2 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 2 publications

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