Australian rock lily
Australia, England, France
29 Apr 1875 - 28 May 1963
woodcut, printed in black ink, hand coloured with gouache on off-white Japanese paper
1st proof from an edition of 12, hand coloured
44.9 x 45.8 cm blockmark; 47.0 x 51.5 cm sheet
Signature & date
Signed in block to print l.r., incised "MP.".
Signed l.r. beneath blockmark, pencil "(illeg.)". Not dated.
Not on display
© Margaret Rose Preston Estate, licensed by Viscopy, Sydney
Shown in 3 exhibitions
Australian icons: twenty artists from the collection, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 04 Aug 2000–03 Dec 2000
Margaret Preston in Mosman, Mosman Art Gallery, Mosman, 07 Sep 2002–13 Oct 2002
Berowra visions: Margaret Preston and beyond, Macquarie University Art Gallery, Sydney, 05 Sep 2005–31 Oct 2005
Referenced in 6 publications
Elizabeth Butel, Margaret Preston: the art of constant rearrangement, 1875-1920', pg. 5-25, Ringwood, 1985, 4 (colour illus.), 89. cat.no. P.34
Roger Arthur Butler, The prints of Margaret Preston: a catalogue raisonné, Canberra, 2005, 180 (colour illus.), 181. cat.no. 175
Berowra visions: Margaret Preston & beyond, North Ryde, 2005, 61 (colour illus.), 72.
Art Smart, 'Still-life lino cut', pg. 145-148, Sydney, 2000, 145 (colour illus.).
Nicholas Thomas, Possessions: indigenous art / colonial culture, 'Artworks: indigenous signs in colonial art', pg. 126-163, London, 1999, 129, 130 (illus.), 295. illus.no. 75
Roger Arthur Butler, The prints of Margaret Preston: a catalogue raisonné, Canberra, 1987, 170 (colour illus.), 171. cat.no. 175