Margaret PRESTON, Aboriginal bark ornament. 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

Aboriginal bark ornament. [Aboriginal hunt design.] 1940 Place made: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Materials & Technique: prints, woodcut, printed in black ink, from one block; hand-coloured in gouache Support: tapa (beaten bark) cloth
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark.
Edition State: publihed state
Impression: undesignated impression
Edition: edition unknown, uncoloured

Primary Insc: signed and dated lower right below printed image in black pencil, 'M Preston / 40' titled lower left below printed image in black pencil, 'woodcut on Tapa - aboriginal bark ornament'
Secondary Insc: no inscriptions.
Tertiary Insc: no inscriptions.
Dimensions: printed image 35.4 h x 34.8 w cm sheet 37.8 h x 37.0 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1972
Accession No: NGA 72.143
Subject: Aboriginal Australians: Designs
Image rights: © Margaret Rose Preston Estate. Licensed by Viscopy
Provenance:
  • Purchased by the Australian National Gallery, from Artarmon Galleries, Sydney, 1972.