Margaret PRESTON, Eucalyptus Enlarge 1 /1

Margaret PRESTON

Port Adelaide, South Australia, Australia 1875 – Mosman, New South Wales, Australia 1963

  • Germany and France 1904-07
  • France, England and Ireland 1912-19

Eucalyptus c.1934 Description: rug
Place made: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Materials & Technique: textiles, rugs, rug: cotton and wool fibres hooked on to burlap backing hooked rug

Primary Insc: initials lower left
Dimensions: 90.0 h x 132.0 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 2007
Accession No: NGA 2007.323
Image rights: © Margaret Rose Preston Estate. Licensed by Viscopy
Provenance:
  • Gift to Myra Payne, domestic assistant to the Prestons, from the artist.
  • Collection of Mick Jollie.
  • Purchased by the National Gallery of Australia, from Sotheby's Australia, June 2007;
  • From the auction, 'Important Australian art including the Qantas collection', Sydney: Sotheby's Australia, 7 May 2007, cat. no., 53.