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

Mosman Bay. 26 March 1920 Place made: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Materials & Technique: prints, ink; paper woodcut, printed in black ink, from one block; hand-coloured Support: thin Japanese paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark.
Edition State: published state
Impression: undesignated impression
Edition: edition unknown

Edition Notes: This print has registration marks for colour printing at centre top and lower edges. No images printed in colour have been identified.
Primary Insc: signed lower right within image in brush and ink, 'MP'. signed and dated lower right below printed image in black pencil, 'Macpherson Preston / 26/3/20 Sydney'. inscribed lower left below printed image in black pencil, 'my first coloured woodblock MP.'.
Secondary Insc: no inscriptions.
Tertiary Insc: no inscriptions.
Dimensions: printed image 21.8 h x 28.0 w cm sheet 21.8 h x 28.0 w cm
Cat Raisonné: PIAP | 1920.0001 | impression
Acknowledgement: Purchased from Gallery admission charges 1987
Accession No: NGA 87.20
Subject: Australia, Art style: Japanese influence 1890s-1950s
Image rights: © Margaret Rose Preston Estate. Licensed by Viscopy
  • Collection of Sydney Ure Smith.
  • By descent to his daughter Dorothy Hempill.
  • Purchased by the Australian National gallery, from Dorothy Hempill, Sydney, 1987.