Australia, England, France
29 Apr 1875 - 28 May 1963
woodcut, printed in black ink, hand coloured with gouache on thin cream laid tissue
5th proof from an edition of 50, hand coloured
24.7 x 18.7 cm blockmark; 28.3 x 21.2 cm sheet
Signature & date
Signed in block to print l.l., incised "PM" [in reverse].
Signed l.r., pencil "Margaret Preston". Not dated.
Gift of Mrs Alison Brown 1968
Not on display
© Margaret Rose Preston Estate, Licensed by Copyright Agency
Shown in 7 exhibitions
Margaret Preston: the art of constant rearrangement, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 27 Dec 1985–09 Feb 1986
Harbour hymns, city songs: visions of Sydney from the collection, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 13 Jan 1990–11 Mar 1990
Big Blue - the painted harbour (1997), Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 21 Jun 1997–29 Mar 1998
Margaret Preston in Mosman, Mosman Art Gallery, Mosman, 07 Sep 2002–13 Oct 2002
Margaret Preston retrospective:
Professor Sadler, Japan and Australian modernism, University Art Gallery, University of Sydney, Sydney, 03 Apr 2011–24 Jul 2011
Destination Sydney, S.H. Ervin Gallery, The Rocks, 11 Dec 2015–21 Feb 2016
Referenced in 7 publications
Elizabeth Butel, Margaret Preston: the art of constant rearrangement, Ringwood, 1985, 87. cat.no. P.13 note that this print is referred to as "Sydney foreshore" in this publication.
Roger Arthur Butler, The prints of Margaret Preston: a catalogue raisonné, Canberra, 1987, 102, 103 (colour illus.). cat.no. 79
Roger Arthur Butler, The prints of Margaret Preston: a catalogue raisonné, Canberra, 2005, 115 (colour illus.). cat.no. 79
Deborah Edwards, Margaret Preston, 'Transitions 1920s', pg. 61-150, Sydney, 2005, 83 (colour illus.).
The Brett Whiteley Studio (Editor), Big blue: the painted harbour (list of works), Sydney, 1997.
Maria (Connie) Tornatore-Loong, Japan in Sydney: Professor Sadler & modernism, 1920-30s, 'The remarkable Professor Sadler: Japan, Sydney and Australian modernism', pg. 7-49, Sydney, 2011, 26, 27 (colour illus.), 137. cat.no. 33
Kay Vernon, Harbour hymns, city songs: visions of Sydney from the collection, Sydney, 1990. cat.no. 101