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 swans, Wallis Lake, N.S.W. 1923 Place made: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Materials & Technique: prints, ink; paper woodcut, printed in black ink, from one block Support: thin cream Japanese paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark.
Edition State: published state
Impression: undesignated impression
Edition: edition of 50, uncoloured

Primary Insc: signed lower right below printed image in black pencil, 'Margaret Preston'. not dated. titled lower left below printed image in black pencil, 'Black Swans - Wallis Lake / N.S.W.'
Secondary Insc: no inscriptions.
Tertiary Insc: no inscriptions.
Dimensions: printed image 19.2 h x 27.2 w cm sheet 25.9 h x 32.9 w cm
Cat Raisonné: PIAP | 1923.0002 | impression
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1976
Accession No: NGA 76.936
Subject: Australia, Art style: Japanese influence 1890s-1950s Australia, Animal: Bird, Black swan
Image rights: © Margaret Rose Preston Estate. Licensed by Viscopy
  • Purchased by the Australian National Gallery, from Christopher Davis Antiques, Sydney, 1976.