Australia, England, France
29 Apr 1875 - 28 May 1963
colour stencil, gouache on thin black card with gouache hand colouring
Unknown edition, hand coloured
60.5 x 48.5 cm image; 64.0 x 51.0 cm sheet
Signature & date
Signed and dated l.l. within image, gouache "M. PRESTON/ 52".
Gift of Mr W.G. Preston the artist's widower 1967
Not on display
© Margaret Rose Preston Estate, licensed by Viscopy, Sydney
Shown in 11 exhibitions
Society of Artists Autumn Exhibition (1952), David Jones' Art Gallery, Sydney, Sydney, 09 May 1952–24 May 1952
Acquisitions 1967, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 06 Mar 1968–01 Apr 1968
The Australian Aborigine Portrayed in Art: Adelaide Festival of Arts 1974, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, Mar 1974 -
Australian images: Prints, drawings and watercolours from the collection, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 22 Dec 1979–28 Jan 1980
The art of Margaret Preston, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, 23 May 1980–22 Jul 1980
Aspects of Australian Figurative Painting 1942-1962: Dreams, Fears and Desires (The 5th Biennale of Sydney), S.H. Ervin Gallery, The Rocks, 11 Apr 1984–17 Jun 1984
Margaret Preston: the art of constant rearrangement, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 27 Dec 1985–09 Feb 1986
Australian icons: twenty artists from the collection, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 04 Aug 2000–03 Dec 2000
Federation: Australian art and society 1901-2001, National Gallery of Australia, Parkes, 08 Dec 2000–11 Feb 2001
Margaret Preston retrospective:
Australia, Royal Academy of Arts, London, 21 Sep 2013–08 Dec 2013
Referenced in 13 publications
Melissa Keys and Brenda L Croft, Heavenly creatures, Bulleen, 2004, 6 (colour illus.).
Geoffrey Dutton, The Art Gallery of South Australia Festival Exhibitions 1974, 'The Australian Aboriginal portrayed in art', pg. 34-41, Adelaide, 1974, 40. cat.no. 62
Deborah Hart, Australia, 'Australian landscape: pathways into the modern world 1920-50', pg. 184-225, London, 2013, 214, 215 (colour illus.). cat.no. 149
Ian North (Editor), The Adelaide Festival of Arts 1974: Special exhibitions at the Art Gallery of South Australia, 'The Australian Aborigine Portrayed in Art', pg. 35-41, Adelaide, 1974. cat.no. 62
Ian North, The art of Margaret Preston, South Australia, 1980, 58 (illus.). cat.no. P.42
Margaret Plant, Art and Australia (vol. 32, no. 1), 'The Painted Garden', pg. 50-65, Sydney, Spring 1994, 57 (illus.).
Roger Arthur Butler, The prints of Margaret Preston: a catalogue raisonné, Canberra, 1987, 282, 283 (colour illus.). cat.no. 368
Elizabeth Butel, Margaret Preston: the art of constant rearrangement, Ringwood, 1985, 92, 93 (colour illus.). cat.no. P.66
Jane de Teliga, Australian images: Prints, drawings and watercolours from the collection, Sydney, 1979, 8.
Unknown, Holy Holy Holy, Adelaide, 2004, 52 (colour illus.), 53.
Roger Arthur Butler, The prints of Margaret Preston: a catalogue raisonné, Canberra, 2005, 34, 308, 309 (colour illus.). cat.no. 368
Deborah Edwards, Margaret Preston, 'An art for Australia from Australians 1940s-1950s', pg.173-250, Sydney, 2005, 236, 238 (colour illus.), 239, 240, 241.
John McDonald, Federation: Australian art and society 1901-2001, Canberra, 2000, 216 (colour illus.), 259.