Flat Top Mountains
Australia, England, France
29 Apr 1875 - 28 May 1963
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.
also known as Table Top Mountains, NT
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
© Margaret Rose Preston Estate. Licensed by Copyright Agency
Shown in 2 exhibitions
Margaret Preston retrospective:
Margaret Preston art and life, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 29 Jul 2005–23 Oct 2005
Referenced in 2 publications
Roger Arthur Butler, The prints of Margaret Preston: a catalogue raisonné, Catalogue of works, Canberra, 2005, 268 (colour illus.) cat. 308.
Deborah Edwards and Rose Peel, Margaret Preston: Catalogue raisonné of paintings, monotypes and ceramics, An art for Australia from Australians 1940s-50s, Sydney, 2005, 222 (colour illus.).