Australia, England, France
29 Apr 1875 - 28 May 1963
possibly also known as 'Virginia stock'
oil on cardboard
61.2 x 50.7 cm board; 68.4 x 58.2 x 5.0 cm frame
Signature & date
Signed l.l. corner, pencil "Margaret Preston". Not dated.
© Margaret Rose Preston Estate. Licensed by Copyright Agency
Where the work was made
Shown in 15 exhibitions
New English Art Club Summer exhibition (1917), Suffolk Street Gallery, London, Summer 1917 -
New English Art Club Winter exhibition (1918), Suffolk Street Gallery, London, Winter 1918 -
Exhibition of paintings, prints and pottery: Macpherson and Reynell, Preece's Gallery of Australian Art, Adelaide, 15 Sep 1919–30 Sep 1919
Forty-first Annual Exhibition of the Royal Art Society of New South Wales (1920), Exhibition Gallery Department of Public Instruction, Sydney, Aug 1920 -
Fifty years of Australian art, 1879-1929 by members of Royal Art Society, with a commentary by George Galway, Blaxland Gallery, Sydney, 25 Nov 1929–07 Dec 1929
150 years of Australian art (1938), National Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 27 Jan 1938–25 Apr 1938
Margaret Preston and William Dobell loan exhibition (1942), Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 19 Mar 1942–16 Apr 1942
Exhibition of Australian women painters, National Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 04 Aug 1946–18 Aug 1946
Margaret Preston survey (Nine paintings and thirteen prints by Margaret Preston), Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 04 Jun 1959–16 Sep 1959
Floral Art Festival: 'Flowers in art', Sydney Town Hall, Australia, 24 Mar 1960–26 Mar 1960
Margaret Preston (1964), Newcastle Art Gallery, Newcastle, 04 Apr 1964–30 Apr 1964
Margaret Preston: the art of constant rearrangement, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 27 Dec 1985–09 Feb 1986
Australian icons: twenty artists from the collection, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 04 Aug 2000–03 Dec 2000
Margaret Preston in Mosman, Mosman Art Gallery, Mosman, 07 Sep 2002–13 Oct 2002
The View from 1919, Tamworth Regional Gallery, Tamworth, 01 Jun 2019–28 Jul 2019
Referenced in 11 publications
Elizabeth Butel, Margaret Preston: the art of constant rearrangement, Ringwood, 1985, 85. cat.no. O.3
Deborah Edwards, Margaret Preston, 'The decorative vision 1912-1919', pg. 35-60, Sydney, 2005, 46 (colour illus.), 47, 282.
Deborah Edwards and Rose Peel, Margaret Preston: Catalogue raisonné of paintings, monotypes and ceramics, Sydney, 2005, (colour illus.). Artworks: paintings 1916.
George Galway, Fifty years of Australian art by members of Royal Art Society 1879-1929, Sydney, 1929. cat.no. 114
Lionel Lindsay, 150 years of Australian art, Sydney, 1938. cat.no. 814 [Gallery No. 7]
National Art Gallery of New South Wales, Margaret Preston and William Dobell loan exhibition, Sydney, 1942, 8. cat.no. 22
Preece's Gallery of Australian Art, Exhibition of paintings, etc. by Misses Margaret R Macpherson and Gladys Reynell, Adelaide, 1919, 3. cat.no. 7; titled 'Nasturtiums'; price: 15 Gns.
Margaret Preston., Exhibition of Australian women painters, 'Introduction', Sydney, 1946. cat.no. 30; titled 'Nasturtiums'
Royal Art Society of New South Wales, Royal Art Society of New South Wales 41st Annual Exhibition (1920), Sydney, 1920. cat.no. 2; price: 12 Gns.
Royal Art Society of New South Wales, Royal Art Society of New South Wales 42nd Annual Exhibition (1921), Sydney, 1921. cat.no. 118; unpriced
Editor Unknown (Editor), The Sydney Morning Herald, 'Royal Art Society', pg. 10, Sydney, 06 Aug 1920, 10. Review of the Royal Art Society annual exhibition.