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Title

Circular Quay

(1925)


Artist

Margaret Preston

Australia, England, France

29 Apr 1875 - 28 May 1963


About

Margaret Preston was one of the most innovative and prolific printmakers of her generation, producing etchings, monotypes, screenprints and stencil prints, as well as various types of relief prints, including woodcuts, linocuts and masonite cuts.

These classic images of Sydney Harbour were made by Preston in 1925 and are some of her best-known and most popular prints of Sydney. It was an important year for Preston and her activity as a printmaker, when she included sixty-five prints in a joint exhibition in Sydney and Melbourne with her friend and contemporary Thea Proctor, whom she had introduced to woodcuts. The exhibition received favourable critical comment and the prints attracted considerable public attention and appreciation.

Australian Art Department, AGNSW, 2000


Details


Date

(1925)


Media category

Print


Materials used

woodcut, printed in black ink, hand-coloured with gouache on thin ivory mulberry paper


Edition

19th proof from an edition of 50, hand coloured


Dimensions

24.7 x 24.4 cm blockmark; 34.8 x 29.5 cm sheet


Signature & date

Signed in block to print l.l., incised "MP".
Signed l.r. beneath blockmark, pencil "Margaret Preston". Not dated.


Credit

Purchased 1964


Location

Not on display


Accession number

DA28.1964


Artist information

Margaret Preston

Artist profile

Works in the collection

117


Shown in 11 exhibitions

Exhibition history