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(The old mill, Bibury Court Farm, Bibury)

circa 1916


Margaret Preston

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.


Other Title

Stone bridge and houses


circa 1916

Media category


Materials used

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.


Purchased 1964


Not on display

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Artist information

Margaret Preston

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Works in the collection


Shown in 2 exhibitions

Exhibition history

Referenced in 4 publications


Elizabeth Butel, Margaret Preston: the art of constant rearrangement, '1875-1920', pg. 5-25, Ringwood, 1985, 16 (illus.), 86. P.2 Note that the title of this print in this publication is "(Stone bridge and houses)".

Roger Arthur Butler, The prints of Margaret Preston: a catalogue raisonné, Canberra, 2005, 77 (colour illus.). 3

Roger Arthur Butler, The prints of Margaret Preston: a catalogue raisonné, Canberra, 1987, 66 (colour illus.). 3

Rose Peel, Margaret Preston, ‘Drawing connections’, pg. 253-269, Sydney, 2005, 258, 259 (colour illus.).