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The expulsion



Margaret Preston

Australia, England, France

29 Apr 1875 - 28 May 1963




Media category


Materials used

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

Accession number


Artist information

Margaret Preston

Artist profile

Works in the collection


Shown in 11 exhibitions

Exhibition history

Referenced in 13 publications


Elizabeth Butel, Margaret Preston: the art of constant rearrangement, Ringwood, 1985, 92, 93 (colour illus.). P.66

Roger Arthur Butler, The prints of Margaret Preston: a catalogue raisonné, Canberra, 2005, 34, 308, 309 (colour illus.). 368

Roger Arthur Butler, The prints of Margaret Preston: a catalogue raisonné, Canberra, 1987, 282, 283 (colour illus.). 368

Jane de Teliga, Australian images: Prints, drawings and watercolours from the collection, Sydney, 1979, 8.

Geoffrey Dutton, The Art Gallery of South Australia Festival Exhibitions 1974, 'The Australian Aboriginal portrayed in art', pg. 34-41, Adelaide, 1974, 40. 62

Deborah Edwards, Margaret Preston, 'An art for Australia from Australians 1940s-1950s', pg.173-250, Sydney, 2005, 236, 238 (colour illus.), 239, 240, 241.

Deborah Hart, Australia, 'Australian landscape: pathways into the modern world 1920-50', pg. 184-225, London, 2013, 214, 215 (colour illus.). 149

Melissa Keys and Brenda L Croft, Heavenly creatures, Bulleen, 2004, 6 (colour illus.).

Marcia Langton, Holy Holy Holy, Adelaide, 2004, 52 (colour illus.), 53.

John McDonald, Federation: Australian art and society 1901-2001, Canberra, 2000, 216 (colour illus.), 259.

Ian North, The art of Margaret Preston, South Australia, 1980, 58 (illus.). P.42

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. 62

Margaret Plant, Art and Australia (vol. 32, no. 1), 'The Painted Garden', pg. 50-65, Sydney, Spring 1994, 57 (illus.).