Margaret PRESTON, Bird of Paradise. 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

Bird of Paradise. 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 Japanese tissue paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark.
Edition State: published state
Impression: 8/50
Edition: edition of 50, hand-coloured

Primary Insc: signed lower right below printed image in black pencil, 'Margaret Preston'. not dated. titled lower left below printed image in black pencil, 'Bird of paradise-'. inscribed lower left below printed image in black pencil, '8th proof - 25'.
Secondary Insc: no inscriptions.
Tertiary Insc: no inscriptions.
Dimensions: printed image 39.6 h x 42.6 w cm sheet 43.2 h x 42.8 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1961
Accession No: NGA 61.45
Subject: Australia, Art style: Japanese influence 1890s-1950s
Image rights: © Margaret Rose Preston Estate. Licensed by Viscopy
  • Purchased by the Commonwealth Art Advisory Board (C.A.A.B.), from Artlovers Gallery, Sydney, September 1961.