(The old mill, Bibury Court Farm, Bibury)
Australia, England, France
29 Apr 1875 - 28 May 1963
Bibury is is a small village in Gloucestershire, England, and is perhaps the quintessential Cotswold village.
The artist and craftsman William Morris called Bibury "the most beautiful village in England", at the sight of the village's charm, with its honey-coloured 17th century stone cottages with their steep pitched roofs.
These cottages once provided housing for weavers who supplied cloth for fulling at nearby Arlington Mill. The mill now houses a folk and agricultural museum, containing a room dedicated to William Morris.
Stone bridge and houses
drypoint, printed in black ink with plate tone on cream laid paper
17.5 x 12.5 cm plate mark; 21.3 x 17.7 cm sheet
Signature & date
Signed l.r., pencil "Margaret R Preston". Not dated.
Not on display
© Margaret Rose Preston Estate, licensed by Viscopy, Sydney
Shown in 2 exhibitions
Margaret Preston: the art of constant rearrangement, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 27 Dec 1985–09 Feb 1986
Margaret Preston retrospective:
Referenced in 4 publications
Elizabeth Butel, Margaret Preston: the art of constant rearrangement, '1875-1920', pg. 5-25, Ringwood, 1985, 16 (illus.), 86. cat.no. P.2 Note that the title of this print in this publication is "(Stone bridge and houses)".
Rose Peel, Margaret Preston, ‘Drawing connections’, pg. 253-269, Sydney, 2005, 258, 259 (colour illus.).
The prints of Margaret Preston: a catalogue raisonné, Canberra, 2005, 77 (colour illus.). cat.no. 3
The prints of Margaret Preston: a catalogue raisonné, Canberra, 1987, 66 (colour illus.). cat.no. 3