Australia, England, France
29 Apr 1875 - 28 May 1963
Still life group
oil on canvas
49.5 x 49.5 cm stretcher; 65.5 x 65.5 cm frame
Signature & date
Signed and dated l.r. corner, pencil "Margaret Preston [superimposed over "M. R. Macpherson"]/ 15".
© Margaret Rose Preston Estate, licensed by Viscopy, Sydney
Shown in 12 exhibitions
New English Art Club Winter exhibition (1916), Suffolk Street Gallery, London, Winter 1916 -
Forty-first Annual Exhibition of the Royal Art Society of New South Wales (1920), Exhibition Gallery Department of Public Instruction, Sydney, Aug 1920 -
Margaret Preston and William Dobell loan exhibition (1942), Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 19 Mar 1942–16 Apr 1942
A retrospective exhibition of Australian painting, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 25 Sep 1953–25 Oct 1953
Margaret Preston survey (Nine paintings and thirteen prints by Margaret Preston), Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 04 Jun 1959–16 Sep 1959
The City of Bathurst Art Gallery official opening, Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, Bathurst, 08 Sep 1960 -
Margaret Preston (1964), Newcastle Art Gallery, Newcastle, 04 Apr 1964–30 Apr 1964
Australian women artists: one hundred years, 1840-1940, Ewing and George Paton Galleries, Australia, 02 Sep 1975–27 Sep 1975
Aspects of Australian art: Art Gallery of New South Wales Travelling Art Exhibition 1976, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 1976–1977
Australian Painters Seeing Cézanne, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 28 Nov 1998–17 Jan 1999
Australian icons: twenty artists from the collection, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 04 Aug 2000–03 Dec 2000
Margaret Preston retrospective:
Referenced in 24 publications
Robert Lindsay., Aspects of Australian Art: Art Gallery of New South Wales travelling art exhibition 1976, 'Margaret Preston', Sydney, 1976, (illus.). cat.no. 29; not paginated; titled 'Summer'
Hal Missingham, A retrospective exhibition of Australian painting, Sydney, 1953. cat.no. 152
Ian North, The art of Margaret Preston, South Australia, 1980, 17 (colour illus.), 45 (illus.). cat.no. 0.9; titled 'Summer'
Ursula Prunster, Australian painters; Seeing Cézanne, 'Modernism and travel: the 1920s', pg. 7-8, Sydney, 1998, 7, 14 (colour illus.), 31. cat.no. 32; titled 'Summer'
Ursula Prunster, Classic Cézanne, 'Seeing Cézanne: Australian affinities', pg. 61-71, Sydney, 1998, 65, 67 (colour illus.). figure no. 29
Sydney Ure Smith, Bertram Stevens and Charles Lloyd Jones (Editors), Art in Australia [vol. 1, no. 8], Sydney, 1920, (colour illus.). not paginated; titled 'Still life group'
Sydney Ure Smith and Leon Gellert (Editors), Art in Australia [series 3, no. 22], Sydney, Dec 1927, (colour illus.). plate no. 3; titled 'Summer'
Judith White, Look, 'In the Steps of the Master', pg. 18-19, Heidelberg, Dec 1998-Jan 1999, 19 (colour illus.).
Ewing and George Paton Galleries, Australian women artists: One hundred years 1840-1940, Melbourne, 1975. cat.no. 46; titled 'Summer'
Mervyn Horton (Editor), Art and Australia [series 5, vol. 1, no. 2], Sydney, Aug 1963, 91 (colour illus.). dated 1920
Unknown, The City of Bathurst Art Gallery official opening, Bathurst, 1960. cat.no. 22; titled 'Summer'
Bernard William Smith, A catalogue of Australian oil paintings in the National Art Gallery of New South Wales 1875-1952, Sydney, 1953, 164. cat.no. 826; titled 'Summer'
National Art Gallery of New South Wales, Margaret Preston and William Dobell loan exhibition, Sydney, 1942, 8. cat.no. 23; titled 'Summer'
Editor Unknown (Editor), The Sydney Morning Herald, 'Royal Art Society', pg. 10, Sydney, 06 Aug 1920, 10. Review of Royal Art Society of New South Wale's 41st Annual Exhibition.
Royal Art Society of New South Wales, Royal Art Society of New South Wales 41st Annual Exhibition (1920), Sydney, 1920. cat.no. 97; titled 'Summer'; price: 12 Gns.
Deborah Edwards, Margaret Preston, 'The Decorative Vision 1912-1919', pg. 35-60, Sydney, 2005, 48. 49 (colour illus.), 51, 52, 54.
Unknown, Catalogue of the exhibition of modern pictures, held by the New English Art Club, London, 1916. cat.no. 248; titled 'Sunshine'
Deborah Edwards and Rose Peel, Margaret Preston: Catalogue raisonné of paintings, monotypes and ceramics, Sydney, 2005, (colour illus.). Artworks: paintings 1916. Note in vernon artwork dated as 1915. Painting is titled 'Sunshine'. However it is also known as 'Summer' and 'Still life group'.
Chris Deutscher, Australian modern masters and 19th & 20th century Australian and International Fine Art: Fine Art auction 3 & 4 May 2000, Melbourne, 2000, 98. reference to work in association with lot 61 'Australian gum blossom' painted in 1929; colour illus. of lot 61 on pg. 99
Lou Klepac, Barry Pearce, Bruce James, John McDonald, Peter Pinson, Gavin Fry, Sasha Grishin AM and Deborah Hart, Australian painters of the twentieth century, Sydney, 2000, 20, 21.
Cecily Davis, Women artists of Australia, Victoria, 1992, front cover (colour illus.), 93 (colour illus.).
Unknown, Milk-free cooking: more than 100 dairy-free recipes, Birchgrove, 1991, front cover (colour illus.).
Elizabeth Butel, Margaret Preston: the art of constant rearrangement, Ringwood, 1985, (colour illus.), 85. cat.no. 0.1; titled 'Summer'
Janine Burke, Australian women artists 1840-1940, Collingwood, 1980, 137 (colour illus.), 175. titled 'Summer'