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Bonmahon, Ireland

(circa 1916)


Margaret Preston

Australia, England, France

29 Apr 1875 – 28 May 1963

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  • Details

    (circa 1916)
    Media category
    Materials used
    drypoint, printed in black ink with plate tone on cream laid paper
    Edition unknown
    10.0 x 15.0 cm platemark; 22.2 x 27.5 cm sheet (irreg.)
    Signature & date

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

    Purchased 1964
    Not on display
    Accession number
    © Margaret Rose Preston Estate/Copyright Agency

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    Margaret Preston

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  • About

    Margaret Preston remains one of the best known Australian artist-printmakers whose colour woodblock prints, monotypes, lino- and masonite cuts, stencils and screenprints were key to her reputation as one of the most important and influential modern
    artists of her generation.

    Preston’s first prints were a small number of etchings made while she was living in the UK in 1916, featuring small village scenes of Ireland and the Cotswolds. In 1915 she took a group of students to Bonmahon, a seaside village in the south of Ireland, where she held a summer school, and again the following year, staying for over eight months. The Gallery has three of these
    early etchings in the collection.

    from Anne Ryan, 'Australian etchings and engravings 1880s–1930s from the Gallery's collection', AGNSW, Sydney 2007

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 6 publications

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