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Title

The snail

(1949)


Artist

Margaret Preston

Australia, England, France

29 Apr 1875 - 28 May 1963


Details


Date

(1949)


Media category

Print


Materials used

colour stencil, gouache on thin black card


Edition

from an edition of 3


Dimensions

30.0 x 21.3 cm image; 31.3 x 25.5 cm sheet (irreg.)


Signature & date

Signed l.r. within image, black gouache "M.P.". Not dated.


Credit

Purchased 1949


Location

Not on display


Accession number

8321


Artist information

Margaret Preston

Artist profile

Works in the collection

120


Shown in 4 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 4 publications

Bibliography


Elizabeth Butel, Margaret Preston: the art of constant rearrangement, Ringwood, 1985, 70 (colour illus.), 92. cat.no. P.60

Roger Arthur Butler, The prints of Margaret Preston: a catalogue raisonné, Canberra, 2005, 303 (colour illus.). cat.no. 360

Roger Arthur Butler, The prints of Margaret Preston: a catalogue raisonné, Canberra, 1987, 278 (colour illus.). cat.no. 360

New South Wales Society of Artists, Society of Artists Annual Exhibition, Sydney, 1949, (illus.). Advertisement for Grosvenor Galleries.