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Title

Sydney Heads (2)

1925


Artist

Margaret Preston

Australia, England, France

29 Apr 1875 - 28 May 1963


About

Preston printed only the structural design of this image in black ink from a carved block, then applied the colour by hand to the resulting print, with gouache. This is one of relatively few landscape images made by her and of an even smaller number that celebrate the seductive colour and natural beauty of the harbour.


Details


Other Title

Sydney Heads


Date

1925


Media category

Print


Materials used

woodcut, printed in black ink, hand coloured with gouache on thin ivory laid tissue


Edition

14th proof from an edition of 50, hand coloured


Dimensions

25.1 x 18.1 cm blockmark; 34.4 x 24.3 cm sheet (irreg.)


Signature & date

Signed in block to print l.l., incised "PM".
Signed l.r. beneath blockmark, pencil "Margaret Preston". Dated l.l. beneath blockmark, pencil "... 25".


Credit

Gift of Mrs Alison Brown 1968


Location

Not on display


Accession number

DA16.1968


Artist information

Margaret Preston

Artist profile

Works in the collection

117


Shown in 12 exhibitions

Exhibition history