Australia, England, France
29 Apr 1875 - 28 May 1963
From the Gallery Shop
33.0cm wide x 44.0cm high
woodcut, printed in black ink, hand coloured in gouache on thin cream laid paper
from an edition of 125?, hand coloured)
25.2 x 18.7 cm blockmark; 31.4 x 24.7 cm sheet (irreg.)
Signature & date
Signed in block to print l.r., incised "MP".
Signed l.r. beneath blockmark, pencil "Margaret Preston". Not dated.
Bequest of Margaret Preston via WG Preston 1986
Not on display
© Margaret Rose Preston Estate, licensed by Viscopy, Sydney
Shown in 5 exhibitions
Harbour hymns, city songs: visions of Sydney from the collection, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 13 Jan 1990–11 Mar 1990
Margaret Preston in Mosman, Mosman Art Gallery, Mosman, 07 Sep 2002–13 Oct 2002
Margaret Preston retrospective:
Australian Collection Focus: Colour, Rhythm, Design - wood & lino cuts of the 20s & 30s, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 12 Mar 2010–11 Jul 2010
Destination Sydney, S.H. Ervin Gallery, The Rocks, 11 Dec 2015–21 Feb 2016
Referenced in 14 publications
Elizabeth Butel, Margaret Preston: the art of constant rearrangement, Ringwood, 1985, 29, 87. cat.no. P.14
Roger Arthur Butler and Chris Deutscher, A survey of Australian relief prints 1900/1950, Armadale, 1978, 21 (illus.).
Roger Arthur Butler, The prints of Margaret Preston: a catalogue raisonné, Canberra, 2005, 63, 137 (colour illus.). cat.no. 113
Roger Arthur Butler, The prints of Margaret Preston: a catalogue raisonné, Canberra, 1987, 127 (colour illus.). cat.no. 113
Helen Campbell, Colour, rhythm, design: wood & lino cuts of the 20s & 30s, 'Introduction', pg. 2, Sydney, 2010, 7 (colour illus.).
Helen Campbell, Look, 'Colour, rhythm and design: Wood and lino cuts from a time of great creative vitality', pg. 13-15, Sydney, Feb 2010, 13 (colour illus.), 14.
Katrina Cashman., Margaret Preston in Mosman, 'Margaret Preston in Mosman', Mosman, 2002, (colour illus.). not paginated; no catalogue numbers
Deutscher-Menzies, Sydney and Lawson-Menzies, Deutscher-Menzies & Lawson-Menzies, Sydney: Fine art auction - 10 December 2008, Sydney, 2008, 23 (colour illus.). lot 7; not editioned; Private collection, Melbourne
Nicholas Draffin, Australian woodcuts and linocuts of the 1920s and 1930s, South Melbourne, 1976, 35 (colour illus.). titled 'Mosman Bridge (large) N.S.W. c. 1926'
Deborah Edwards, Margaret Preston, 'Transitions 1920s', pg. 61-150, Sydney, 2005, 82 (colour illus.), 260.
Denise Mimmocchi, Sydney moderns: art for a new world, 'Making Sydney modern: the artistic shaping of the postwar city', pg. 67-85, Sydney, 2013, 74, 162 (colour illus.), 315, 323.
Niagara Galleries, Blue Chip XI: The collector's exhibition, Melbourne, 2009, 41 (colour illus.). 19th proof
Ian North, The art of Margaret Preston, South Australia, 1980, 7, 36 (illus.), 53 (illus.). cat.no. P.13
Kay Vernon, Harbour hymns, city songs: visions of Sydney from the collection, Sydney, 1990. cat.no. 92