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Sydney Bridge

(circa 1932)


Margaret Preston

Australia, England, France

29 Apr 1875 - 28 May 1963


Other Title

The Bridge from North Shore


(circa 1932)

Media category


Materials used

woodcut, printed in black ink, hand coloured with gouache on cream Japanese laid paper


Edition unknown, hand coloured


19.0 x 23.2 cm blockmark; 22.7 x 31.9 cm sheet (irreg.)

Signature & date

Signed l.r., pencil "Margaret Preston". Not dated.


Purchased 1964


Not on display

Accession number


Artist information

Margaret Preston

Artist profile

Works in the collection


Shown in 9 exhibitions

Exhibition history

Referenced in 10 publications


Michaela Boland., Weekend Australian, 'Master cards', pg. 9, Sydney, 07 Sep 2013, 9 (colour illus.).

Elizabeth Butel, Margaret Preston: the art of constant rearrangement, Ringwood, 1985, 88. P.125; titled 'Sydney bridge'.

Roger Arthur Butler, The prints of Margaret Preston: a catalogue raisonné, Canberra, 2005, 169 (colour illus.). 158

Roger Arthur Butler, The prints of Margaret Preston: a catalogue raisonné, Canberra, 1987, 159 (colour illus.). 158

Katrina Cashman., Margaret Preston in Mosman, 'Margaret Preston in Mosman', Mosman, 2002, (colour illus.). titled 'The Bridge from the North Shore'; not paginated; no catalogue numbers

Deborah Edwards, Margaret Preston, 'Transitions 1920s', pg. 61-150, Sydney, 2005, 83, 93 (colour illus.), 260.

Caroline Mackaness, Bridging Sydney, Sydney, 2006, 253 (colour illus.).

Peter McNeil, Sydney moderns: art for a new world, 'Thea Proctor: towards a stylish Australia', pg. 98-103, Sydney, 2013, 107 (colour illus.), 315.

John Slater, Through artists' eyes: Australian suburbs and their cities 1919-1945, 'Continuity and change', pg. 35-70, Melbourne, 2004, 55, 56 (colour illus.). 38

The Brett Whiteley Studio (Editor), Big blue: the painted harbour (list of works), Sydney, 1997.