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(circa 1916)


Margaret Preston

Australia, England, France

29 Apr 1875 - 28 May 1963


Other Title

possibly also known as 'Virginia stock'

Place where the work was made

London England


(circa 1916)

Media category


Materials used

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.


Purchased 1920


Not on display

Accession number


Artist information

Margaret Preston

Artist profile

Works in the collection



Where the work was made

Shown in 15 exhibitions

Exhibition history

Referenced in 11 publications


Elizabeth Butel, Margaret Preston: the art of constant rearrangement, Ringwood, 1985, 85. O.3

Deborah Edwards and Rose Peel, Margaret Preston: Catalogue raisonné of paintings, monotypes and ceramics, Sydney, 2005, (colour illus.). Artworks: paintings 1916.

Deborah Edwards, Margaret Preston, 'The decorative vision 1912-1919', pg. 35-60, Sydney, 2005, 46 (colour illus.), 47, 282.

George Galway, Fifty years of Australian art by members of Royal Art Society 1879-1929, Sydney, 1929. 114

Lionel Lindsay, 150 years of Australian art, Sydney, 1938. 814 [Gallery No. 7]

National Art Gallery of New South Wales, Margaret Preston and William Dobell loan exhibition, Sydney, 1942, 8. 22

Preece's Gallery of Australian Art, Exhibition of paintings, etc. by Misses Margaret R Macpherson and Gladys Reynell, Adelaide, 1919, 3. 7; titled 'Nasturtiums'; price: 15 Gns.

Margaret Preston., Exhibition of Australian women painters, 'Introduction', Sydney, 1946. 30; titled 'Nasturtiums'

Royal Art Society of New South Wales, Royal Art Society of New South Wales 41st Annual Exhibition (1920), Sydney, 1920. 2; price: 12 Gns.

Royal Art Society of New South Wales, Royal Art Society of New South Wales 42nd Annual Exhibition (1921), Sydney, 1921. 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.