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

Black cockatoos 1925 Place made: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Materials & Technique: prints, ink; paper woodcut, printed in black ink, from one block; hand-coloured in gouache Support: thin cream laid paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark.
Edition State: published state
Impression: 4/50
Edition: edition of 50, hand-coloured

Primary Insc: signed lower right below printed image in black pencil, 'Margaret Preston'. dated lower left below printed image in black pencil, '25'. titled lower left below printed image in black pencil, 'Black Cockatoo'. inscribed lower left below printed image in black pencil, '4th proof'.
Secondary Insc: no inscriptions.
Tertiary Insc: no inscriptions.
Dimensions: printed image 24.8 h x 25.2 w cm sheet 31.6 h x 28.7 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1978
Accession No: NGA 78.598
Image rights: © Margaret Rose Preston Estate. Licensed by Viscopy
  • Purchased by the Australian National Gallery, from Deutscher Fine Art, Melbourne, May 1978;
  • From the exhibition, 'A survey of Australian relief prints 1900/1950', Melbourne: Deutscher Galleries, 13 April - 5 May 1978, cat., no.24, ((illustrated).