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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

Sketchbook on colour theory (1920-24) Description: [45] leaves with [68] compositions on [44] leaves and inside front and back covers (cardboard and fabric cover)

Collection Title: Sketchbook on colour theory
Materials & Technique: drawings, sketchbooks, drawings in oil paint, pencil, pen and ink and colour pencils Support: paper, cardboard
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark.

Primary Insc: signed inside front cover upper right in black pencil, 'M Preston'. not dated. Bookplate on front cover, 'Ex libris W & M Preston'.
Dimensions: sheet 19.8 h x 16.0 w cm book (closed) 19.8 h x 16.2 w cm book (open) 19.8 h x 32.2 w cm
Acknowledgement: Gift of Mrs L. Hawkins 1987
Accession No: NGA 87.2086.1-68
Image rights: © Margaret Rose Preston Estate. Licensed by Viscopy
  • With the artist until her death in 1963.
  • My descent to her widower William Preston, until his death in 1967.
  • Collection of Mrs. L. Hawkins, Sydney, 1967-1987.
  • Gift to the Australian National Gallery, from Mrs. L. Hawkins, Sydney, December 1987.