Japanese submarine exhibition
Australia, England, France
29 Apr 1875 - 28 May 1963
oil on canvas
43.2 x 50.8 cm stretcher; 42.7 x 50.5 cm sight; 57.7 x 65.5 x 6.0 cm frame
Signature & date
Signed l.r. corner, blue oil "M PREST(illeg.)". Not dated.
Gift of Mr W.G. Preston the artist's widower 1967
Not on display
© Margaret Rose Preston Estate, licensed by Viscopy, Sydney
Where the work was made
Shown in 9 exhibitions
Contemporary Art Society: Fourth annual exhibition, Contemporary Art Society (Victoria), 08 Sep 1942 -
Australia at war (1946-47), Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 1946–1947
Annual Spring Exhibition (1957), Grosvenor Gallery, Sydney, 21 Aug 1957–30 Aug 1957
Acquisitions 1967, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 06 Mar 1968–01 Apr 1968
The Artist and the City:
Japanese Submarine Anniversary Exhibition, Australian National Maritime Museum, Sydney, 31 May 1992–31 Jan 1993
Margaret Preston in Mosman, Mosman Art Gallery, Mosman, 07 Sep 2002–13 Oct 2002
Margaret Preston retrospective:
Home front: wartime Sydney 1939–45, Museum of Sydney, Sydney, 31 Mar 2012–09 Sep 2012
Referenced in 13 publications
William Dargie, Daily Mirror, 'Painters and painting', pg. 3, Sydney, 22 Aug 1957, 3. The painting was referenced as 'Benelong Pt. Submarine Exhibition'.
Ian North, The art of Margaret Preston, South Australia, 1980, 11, 50 (illus.). cat.no. O.39
Catherine Speck, Painting ghosts: Australian women artists in wartime, Melbourne, 2004, 106, 107 (colour illus.), 231. illus.no. 59
Katrina Cashman, Margaret Preston in Mosman, Mosman, 2002.
Elizabeth Butel, Margaret Preston: the art of constant rearrangement, Ringwood, 1985, 61 (colour illus.), 86. cat.no. O.17
Unknown and Unknown, The Artist & the City, Sydney, 1983, 10. cat.no. 18
Humphrey McQueen, The black swan of trespass: the emergence of Modernist painting in Australia to 1944, Sydney, 1979, (illus.), 159. plate no. 29
1967 Acquisitions, Sydney, 1967, 17-18. cat.no. 18
Annual Spring Exhibition, London, 1957. cat.no. 20. Note: painting was priced at 35 gns. The painting was listed as 'Benelong Pt. Submarine Exhibition (Site of New Opera House)'.
Fourth Annual Exhibition: Contemporary Art Society, Sydney, 1942. cat.no. 19. Note: painting was priced at 15 gns.
Deborah Edwards, Margaret Preston, ‘An art for Australia from Australians 1940s-1950s', pg.173-250, Sydney, 2005, 181, 182, 183, 179 (colour illus.).
Catherine Speck, Beyond the battlefield: Women artists of the two world wars, London, 2014, 159 (colour illus.), 188, 277.
Deborah Edwards and Rose Peel, Margaret Preston: Catalogue raisonné of paintings, monotypes and ceramics, Sydney, 2005, (colour illus.). Artworks: paintings 1942.