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Landscape painter, Naval painter, Still life painter, b. 1875 - d. 1963

Australian artist Margaret Preston began her career as a talented painter of academic-style still life work. In 1904, on a trip to Europe, she was introduced to avant-garde painting and began her artistic journey into color theory. In Paris, she studied Japanese and Chinese art, developing skills she would incorporate into some of her most important works. In 1919, artist Margaret Preston settled in Sydney.

During the next four decades, Margaret Preston's most famous artworks were created. Hailed as one of Australia's most treasured and respected artists, she championed a national art. Her modernist block prints of native fauna helped change the face of Australia's art scene. Margaret Preston's prints are noted for blending elements of color theory, Eastern images, and Aboriginal art. Collectors can find still life paintings online and at auction worldwide.

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            • MARGARET PRESTON PRINT
              May. 16, 2024

              MARGARET PRESTON PRINT

              Est: $10 - $40

              MARGARET PRESTON PRINT

              Albion Antique Auction Centre
            • AFTER MARGARET PRESTON, (1875 - 1963), Harbour Foreshore, bookplate, 11.5 x 9 cm. (4.5 x 3.5 in.), frame: 31 x 26.5 cm. (12.2 x 10.4 in.)
              May. 15, 2024

              AFTER MARGARET PRESTON, (1875 - 1963), Harbour Foreshore, bookplate, 11.5 x 9 cm. (4.5 x 3.5 in.), frame: 31 x 26.5 cm. (12.2 x 10.4 in.)

              Est: $300 - $500

              AFTER MARGARET PRESTON (1875 - 1963) Harbour Foreshore bookplate bears inscription 'Margaret Preston' lower right

              Lawsons
            • MARGARET PRESTON, (1875 - 1963), Mossman Bridge, decorative print after original, 25 x 19 cm. (9.8 x 7.4 in.), frame: 45 x 33 x 3 cm. (17.7 x 12.9 x 1.1 in.)
              May. 08, 2024

              MARGARET PRESTON, (1875 - 1963), Mossman Bridge, decorative print after original, 25 x 19 cm. (9.8 x 7.4 in.), frame: 45 x 33 x 3 cm. (17.7 x 12.9 x 1.1 in.)

              Est: $200 - $300

              MARGARET PRESTON (1875 - 1963) Mossman Bridge decorative print after original gallery frame

              Lawsons
            • Margaret Preston (1875-1963) Mosman Bay Bridge, c.1920
              May. 07, 2024

              Margaret Preston (1875-1963) Mosman Bay Bridge, c.1920

              Est: $16,000 - $25,000

              Margaret Preston (1875-1963) Mosman Bay Bridge, c.1920 signed in image lower left: '.M.P' hand-coloured woodblock print 21.5 x 27.5cm (8 7/16 x 10 13/16in).

              Bonhams
            • Margaret Preston (1875-1963) Circular Quay, c.1920
              May. 07, 2024

              Margaret Preston (1875-1963) Circular Quay, c.1920

              Est: $16,000 - $25,000

              Margaret Preston (1875-1963) Circular Quay, c.1920 signed in image lower right: 'M.P.' hand-coloured woodblock print 21.5 x 27.5cm (8 7/16 x 10 13/16in).

              Bonhams
            • Margaret Preston (1875-1963) Aboriginal Fishing Basket and Fish, 1956
              May. 07, 2024

              Margaret Preston (1875-1963) Aboriginal Fishing Basket and Fish, 1956

              Est: $10,000 - $15,000

              Margaret Preston (1875-1963) Aboriginal Fishing Basket and Fish, 1956 initialled and dated lower right: 'M.P. / 56' colour stencil 39.0 x 38.5cm (15 3/8 x 15 3/16in).

              Bonhams
            • Margaret Preston (1875-1963) Vase of Flowers, c.1930
              May. 07, 2024

              Margaret Preston (1875-1963) Vase of Flowers, c.1930

              Est: $12,000 - $18,000

              Margaret Preston (1875-1963) Vase of Flowers, c.1930 initialled in block lower right: 'M.P' numbered and signed in lower margin: '2nd proof flower Margaret Preston' handcoloured woodblock 20.0 x 20.0cm (7 7/8 x 7 7/8in).

              Bonhams
            • Margaret Preston (1875-1963) Hibiscus, 1925
              May. 07, 2024

              Margaret Preston (1875-1963) Hibiscus, 1925

              Est: $10,000 - $18,000

              Margaret Preston (1875-1963) Hibiscus, 1925 titled, number and signed below image: 'Hibiscus 50th print Margaret Preston' initialled in block: 'M.P.' coloured woodblock 25.0 x 25.0cm (9 13/16 x 9 13/16in).

              Bonhams
            • MARGARET PRESTON MONOTYPES SIGNED
              May. 05, 2024

              MARGARET PRESTON MONOTYPES SIGNED

              Est: $150 - $200

              Margaret Preston's Monotypes. Edited by Sydney Ure Smith. Published by Ure Smith, Sydney c1949. Signed by the artist on half title page. Cloth binding with silver spine titles. Lacks dust wrapper. Flecked. Slight foxing of endpaper and a couple of plates, but mostly clean inside.

              Sydney Rare Book Auctions
            • Margaret Preston Bird Of Paradise Print Of The Original Signed in the Plate Lower Left Image 40cm x 43.5cm Frame 64cm x 69cm.
              Apr. 28, 2024

              Margaret Preston Bird Of Paradise Print Of The Original Signed in the Plate Lower Left Image 40cm x 43.5cm Frame 64cm x 69cm.

              Est: -

              Margaret Preston Bird Of Paradise Print Of The Original Signed in the Plate Lower Left Image 40cm x 43.5cm Frame 64cm x 69cm.

              Pottle Auctions
            • Margaret Preston Monstera Deliciosa Print of the Original Signed in the Plate Lower Right Image 35cm x 43cm Frame 64cm x 69cm.
              Apr. 28, 2024

              Margaret Preston Monstera Deliciosa Print of the Original Signed in the Plate Lower Right Image 35cm x 43cm Frame 64cm x 69cm.

              Est: -

              Margaret Preston Monstera Deliciosa Print of the Original Signed in the Plate Lower Right Image 35cm x 43cm Frame 64cm x 69cm.

              Pottle Auctions
            • Margaret Preston - Mosman Bridge. Print Of The Original. Signed In The Plate Lower Right. Image Size 26cm x 20cm With Frame 44cm x 32.5cm.
              Apr. 28, 2024

              Margaret Preston - Mosman Bridge. Print Of The Original. Signed In The Plate Lower Right. Image Size 26cm x 20cm With Frame 44cm x 32.5cm.

              Est: -

              Margaret Preston - Mosman Bridge. Print Of The Original. Signed In The Plate Lower Right. Image Size 26cm x 20cm With Frame 44cm x 32.5cm.

              Pottle Auctions
            • Margaret Preston - Wheelflower. Print Of The Original. Signed In The Plate Lower Right. Image Size
              Apr. 28, 2024

              Margaret Preston - Wheelflower. Print Of The Original. Signed In The Plate Lower Right. Image Size

              Est: -

              Margaret Preston - Wheelflower. Print Of The Original. Signed In The Plate Lower Right. Image Size 20.5cm x 20cm With Frame 44cm x 32cm.

              Pottle Auctions
            • Margaret Preston - Everlasting Flowers. circa 1929. Print Of The Original. Signed In The Plate Lower Right. Image Size 23cm x 20cm With Frame 45cm x 32.5cm.
              Apr. 28, 2024

              Margaret Preston - Everlasting Flowers. circa 1929. Print Of The Original. Signed In The Plate Lower Right. Image Size 23cm x 20cm With Frame 45cm x 32.5cm.

              Est: -

              Margaret Preston - Everlasting Flowers. circa 1929. Print Of The Original. Signed In The Plate Lower Right. Image Size 23cm x 20cm With Frame 45cm x 32.5cm.

              Pottle Auctions
            • Margaret Preston - Anemones. Print Of The Original. Signed In The Plate Lower Right. Image Size 21.5cm x 20cm With Frame 45cm x 32.5cm.
              Apr. 28, 2024

              Margaret Preston - Anemones. Print Of The Original. Signed In The Plate Lower Right. Image Size 21.5cm x 20cm With Frame 45cm x 32.5cm.

              Est: -

              Margaret Preston - Anemones. Print Of The Original. Signed In The Plate Lower Right. Image Size 21.5cm x 20cm With Frame 45cm x 32.5cm.

              Pottle Auctions
            • Margaret Preston - Sydney Bridge. Print Of The Original. Signed In The Plate Lower Right. Image Size 20cm x 23cm With Frame 33cm x 44.5cm. Ready to Hang.
              Apr. 28, 2024

              Margaret Preston - Sydney Bridge. Print Of The Original. Signed In The Plate Lower Right. Image Size 20cm x 23cm With Frame 33cm x 44.5cm. Ready to Hang.

              Est: -

              Margaret Preston - Sydney Bridge. Print Of The Original. Signed In The Plate Lower Right. Image Size 20cm x 23cm With Frame 33cm x 44.5cm. Ready to Hang.

              Pottle Auctions
            • Margaret Preston - Mixed Bunch. Print Of The Original. Signed In The Plate Lower Right. Image Size 38cm x 38cm With Frame 69cm x 64cm.
              Apr. 28, 2024

              Margaret Preston - Mixed Bunch. Print Of The Original. Signed In The Plate Lower Right. Image Size 38cm x 38cm With Frame 69cm x 64cm.

              Est: -

              Margaret Preston - Mixed Bunch. Print Of The Original. Signed In The Plate Lower Right. Image Size 38cm x 38cm With Frame 69cm x 64cm.

              Pottle Auctions
            • Margaret Preston - Sydney Heads. Print Of The Original. Signed In The Plate. Image Size 62cm x 48cm With Frame 79cm x 63cm.
              Apr. 28, 2024

              Margaret Preston - Sydney Heads. Print Of The Original. Signed In The Plate. Image Size 62cm x 48cm With Frame 79cm x 63cm.

              Est: -

              Margaret Preston - Sydney Heads. Print Of The Original. Signed In The Plate. Image Size 62cm x 48cm With Frame 79cm x 63cm.

              Pottle Auctions
            • MARGARET PRESTON, (1875 - 1963), Coral Flowers, decorative print, 47 x 49 cm. (18 1/2 x 19.2 in.), frame: 59 x 60 x 2 cm. (23.2 x 23.6 x 0.7 in.)
              Apr. 24, 2024

              MARGARET PRESTON, (1875 - 1963), Coral Flowers, decorative print, 47 x 49 cm. (18 1/2 x 19.2 in.), frame: 59 x 60 x 2 cm. (23.2 x 23.6 x 0.7 in.)

              Est: $100 - $200

              MARGARET PRESTON (1875 - 1963) Coral Flowers decorative print signed in print

              Lawsons
            • MARGARET PRESTON, ANEMONES, 1916
              Apr. 24, 2024

              MARGARET PRESTON, ANEMONES, 1916

              Est: $220,000 - $280,000

              MARGARET PRESTON (1875 - 1963) ANEMONES, 1916 oil on cardboard 55.5 x 46.0 cm signed and dated lower right: M.R. Macpherson / –1916 unfinished still life verso artist’s label attached to backing board verso inscribed: – “Anemones” – / by Margaret Preston / Exhibited [ind.] / Royal Academy etc. etc. inscribed with names and addresses on backing boards PROVENANCE Gladys Reynell, Adelaide Emily Lucy Walters (née Reynell; sister of Gladys Reynell), Adelaide Thence by descent The Rev. and Mrs John Reynell Walters, Adelaide and Sydney Thence by descent Walters Family collection, Sydney EXHIBITED Royal Academy of Arts 148th Annual Exhibition, Burlington House, London, 1 May – 7 August 1916, cat. 138 (as ‘The Window’) Exhibition of Paintings etc. by Misses Margaret R. MacPherson and Gladys Reynell, Preece's Gallery of Australian Art, Adelaide, 15 – 30 September 1919, cat. 3 (as ‘The Window’) (postal labels attached to plywood backing) The Art of Margaret Preston, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, 23 May – 22 July 1980, and touring to the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, and Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, cat. O.10 (label attached to frame verso) LITERATURE ‘Personal’, The Journal, Adelaide, 23 June 1916, p. 1 ‘“Australia for Artists” – Macpherson - Reynell Exhibition.’, The Journal, Adelaide, 15 September 1919, p. 1 ‘”Australia for Artists!” – Macpherson - Reynell Exhibition.’, The Register, Adelaide, 16 September 1919, p. 5 Ure Smith, S., & Gellert, L. (eds), Art in Australia, Margaret Preston Number, 3rd series no.22, Art In Australia Ltd, Sydney, 1 December 1927, pl. 1 (illus.) Preston, M., ‘From Eggs to Electrolux’,  ibid., n.p. ‘Art in Australia’, The Register, Adelaide, 17 December 1927, p. 5 North, I., The Art of Margaret Preston, Art Gallery board of South Australia, Adelaide, 1980, pp. 7, 34 (illus.), 46 (illus.), 77, 85 Edwards, D., Peel, R. and Mimmocchi, D., Margaret Preston, exhibition catalogue, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 2005, pp. 41, 48, 51 Margaret Preston Catalogue Raisonné of paintings, monotypes and ceramics, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 2005, CD-ROM compiled by Mimmocchi, D., with Edwards, D., and Peel, R. cat. 1916.4 ESSAY In October 1913, after eighteen months in France, Margaret MacPherson (later known by her married name of Preston) travelled to London in the company of her close friend Gladys Reynell. Before leaving, she wrote to her Australian colleague Norman Carter that ‘I’m very keen to try to show at some of the small shows in London, and having exposed three times in Paris and at a fair number of small shows there, feel I can still send to the Salons and explore other fields.’1 This is a surprisingly understated comment from the otherwise headstrong and forthright Preston, who was already heralded as a ‘splendid painter of surfaces, a beautiful painter of paint’2; and indeed, her works shown previously in the Paris Salons had also been favourably received.3 From the 1920s, Preston became one of the most progressive modernist artists in Australia as she sought to construct a truly national art of this country. Anemones, 1916 dates from an equally important, earlier period when the London-based artist rigorously explored Post-Impressionist principles of colour and design, underscored by an active analysis of the shallow space and linear rhythms of Japanese woodblock prints. Preston’s talent was evident from an early age. She first studied at the National Art School in Melbourne, before returning to Adelaide and starting a teaching Academy there in 1899. In 1904, with her student and now intimate friend Bessie Davidson, she left for Europe where for a short period, she undertook classes at the Munich Government School for Women. Following this, the friends travelled to Paris where they were befriended by the expatriate painter Rupert Bunny, who stressed the importance of decoration, of ‘decoration without sacrificing truth’ and ‘decorations, pure and simple.’4 Her experiments towards those goals were further informed by visits to the retrospectives of Cézanne and Gauguin. Preston also experienced the infamous 1905 Autumn Salon where she was ‘startled’ by the wild colour and energy of Matisse; indeed, she may have also be seeking out the colour-drenched impressionist work of fellow expatriate John Peter Russell which hung in another gallery at this Salon [‘ Cruach en Mahr, (matin)’), lot 11]. These experiences gave Preston a new sense of the subjectivity of vision, alerting her to the liberating possibilities of pure colour and clear design. Returning to Adelaide in 1907, she re-established her studio and school, then left again for London in 1912, this time accompanied by another former student, Gladys Reynell. They only stayed a month before heading to Paris, where Preston reconnected with Bunny and Davidson. She had two paintings accepted for the New Salon, and following the return to London in 1913, Preston showed at the Royal Academy, scoring yet another personal success as ‘she was reported as a ‘colourist’. This let her know definitely the move had been made… From now on she allowed herself full licence in colour – only letting her subjects appear as realistic as her aesthetic feelings allowed.’5 Although they appear gentle to contemporary eyes, the images Preston began painting in the lead-up to Anemones were among the most radical modern works yet created by an Australian artist during those years. The term ‘decorative’ has often been used dismissively when describing artworks, particularly when discussing the work of women artists. It would also haunt any description of Preston’s imagery during her long career, but for her, it was anything but a negative. Instead, she used the word ‘in the modern sense as an antidote to tonal illusionism to describe its emphasis on a set of aesthetic ‘truths’ closely aligned to forms of post-impressionism.’6 The works created at the studio she shared with Reynell in Battersea, London, chart her dedicated quest to align her abilities with this new vision, stating ‘I am trying all I know to reduce my still-life to decorations and find it fearfully difficult.’7 One pertinent example is Nasturtiums, c.1916 (Art Gallery of New South Wales) which shares the same table-before-window location as Anemones, but is painted in unnatural tones of ochre and brown, highlighted with red. This includes the striped curtains (in spite of the different palette, their distinctive pattern is identical) which hang behind two earthenware jugs sitting on the table and window sill; and whilst these different levels accentuate the illusion of depth, the application of drier paint and tilted aspect equally alludes to flatness. In Anemones, again Preston utilises the still life as a focus (or ‘laboratory table’ in her own description) for these intentions, employing ‘a scale of colour to suit herself… with the combination of realism.’8 There is a freshness and vitality to Anemones’ otherwise formal tableau, again set at a slightly tilted angle and enlivened by the contrast of the striped curtains set against the dark background of the floral table cloth (fabric design was another passion for the artist). To the right sits a covered pot patterned with blue dots which Preston had depicted earlier in Primroses, 1915 (the D R Sheumack Collection) whilst in the centre, a circular glass bowl is filled with white tulips. Technically, she applied the white of the tulips last which brings the background ‘radically forward, allowing her to simulate the flattened spaces of ‘the decorative’’ thus using modernism ‘within the space of naturalism.’9 Anemones, 1916, is an incredibly clear and vibrant painting, cosy but not cluttered, direct but not illusionary. The centrality of the glass bowl also helps clarify a hitherto unsolved conundrum, namely that Preston exhibited this painting under an alternate title, The window, at the Royal Academy of Arts in London in 1916 (cat. 138) alongside a second work also titled Anemones (cat. 731); and again three years later at Preece’s Gallery in Adelaide. Why she did so is unclear, as another work from 1916 is also titled The window; plausibly it may simply have been to avoid the confusion of having two works titled Anemones at the Royal Academy. The setting for this alternate version of The window, 1916 (private collection) is the same location as the work on offer here, but showcases more of the window’s fretted inner frame. Importantly, it does not feature a glass bowl, the presence of which was very clearly described in reviews from each exhibition, viz (from 1916) ‘For sheer beauty of painting and colour there is nothing by any other woman to equal Miss Margaret R Macpherson’s “The window”. The glass dish, with the flowers particularly, shows a real gift of observation and clear expressive technique.’;10 and from 1919, ‘“The window”, was one of the gems, with the central study of a glass dish and flowers conveying a sense of restfulness.’11 These observations confirm the alternate exhibition title for Anemones, whilst the work exhibited under that title at the Royal Academy (cat. 731) was most likely Anemones, 1916 (private collection, exhibited Deutscher Fine Art), an opinion backed up by an inscription verso which reads ‘ROYAL ACADEMY / 1916 / 299 / 6...’ This earlier variant has the anemones in a different glass bowl (the tulips are in a ceramic vase at the rear), but the illusion of reflection and transparency of the glass bowl in the work on offer here is far more successful and technically resolved, thus more likely to attract critical acclaim. Additionally, Anemones, 1915 – 1916, is predominantly painted in tones of white, lacking the ‘sheer beauty of… colour’, as quoted above, another key characteristic of this work, Anemones, 1916. The painting also has a direct connection to Gladys Reynell and was photographed in situ on a wall of the family home ‘Reynella’ in the mid-1920s. It was returned to the artist by Preece’s after MacPherson’s marriage to Bill Preston in late 1919, as the postal label is addressed ‘Mrs W.G. Preston, Glenorie, Musgrave Street, Mosman’ where the couple lived until August 1922. During a research examination, the backing board was removed which revealed a second sheet of plywood, inscribed in Preston’s hand as being addressed to ‘Miss G. Reynell, Reynella, South Australia’, sent from Musgrave Street. In a curious coincidence, Gladys Reynell married George Osborne also in August 1922 which leads to the strong implication that Anemones was a wedding gift, particularly given its association to their shared Battersea studio. As Reynell’s marriage was not viewed favourably by the family, the newlyweds moved to Ballarat and set up Osrey Pottery, where they worked until 1926 when, due to George becoming ill with lead poisoning, they moved to Curdievale, Victoria. In 1927, when Art and Australia reproduced Anemones in their special ‘Margaret Preston Number’, the painting was listed as belonging to Glady’s sister Emily. Whilst Anemones stayed at Reynella House after the marriage (as indicated by the c.1925 photograph in the Walters family archive), a further supposition here is that Gladys may have sold it to her sister to augment their finances when she and George moved to Victoria. Anemones, 1916, was a pivotal moment for Preston, name checked as such in her autobiographical article From eggs to Electrolux, published in 1927. Still housed in its original frame and with an impeccable provenance, Anemones is a significant painting from so many angles but above all, it is indeed decorative and full of beautiful paint and splendid surfaces. 1. Margaret MacPherson, correspondence with Norman Carter, 1913, cited in Butel, E., Margaret Preston, Imprint, Sydney, 1985, reprint edition, 1995, p. 14 2. Anonymous, ‘The art of the year’, Lone hand, Sydney, 1 April 1910, p.676, cited in Edwards, D., Peel, R. and Mimmocchi, D., Margaret Preston, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 2005, pp.31, 32 3. Preston was in France between April 1912 and October 1913. Whilst there, she exhibited twice at the Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts Salon (New Salon) in 1913 and 1914. In London, Preston exhibited with the New English Art Club yearly from 1913 until 1918; and with the Royal Academy 1914, 1915 and 1916. Margaret MacPherson, correspondence with Norman Carter, 1913, cited in Butel, op. cit., p. 14 4. Edwards, et al., op. cit., p.41 5. Preston, M., ‘From eggs to Electrolux’, Art and Australia, Margaret Preston Number, 3rd series no. 22, 1 December 1927, n. p. 6. Edwards, et al., op. cit., p. 24 7. Margaret MacPherson, correspondence with Norman Carter, 1913, op. cit. 8. Preston, M., ‘From eggs to Electrolux’, op. cit 9. Edwards, et al., op. cit., p. 48 10. ‘Personal’, The Journal, Adelaide, 23 June 1916, p. 1 11. ‘“Australia for Artists” – Macpherson - Reynell Exhibition.’, The Journal, Adelaide, 15 September 1919, p. 1 ANDREW GAYNOR © Margaret Preston/Copyright Agency 2024

              Deutscher and Hackett
            • MARGARET PRESTON, PINK JUG (ANEMONE), 1925
              Apr. 24, 2024

              MARGARET PRESTON, PINK JUG (ANEMONE), 1925

              Est: $40,000 - $60,000

              MARGARET PRESTON (1875 - 1963) PINK JUG (ANEMONE), 1925 hand–coloured woodcut 38.5 x 36.5 cm (image) 45.5 x 41.5 cm (sheet) edition: 17th proof signed with initials in image lower right: M.P. signed, numbered and inscribed with title below image: 17th proof Anemone Margaret Preston PROVENANCE Emily Walters (née Reynell), Adelaide, a gift from the artist c.1926 Thence by descent Private collection, New South Wales EXHIBITED Thea Proctor and Margaret Preston, Grosvenor Galleries, Sydney, 18 November – 2 December 1925, cat. 1 (another example) Exhibition of Woodcuts by Margaret Preston, Dunster Galleries, Adelaide, September 1926, cat. 56 (another example, as 'Anemones')  The Art of Margaret Preston, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, 1980 and touring (another example, as 'Anemones') Margaret Preston: The Art of Constant Rearrangement, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 27 December 1985 – 9 February 1986 (another example, as ‘Anemones’) Australian Paintings 1848 – 1967, Christopher Day Gallery, Sydney, 15 November – 18 December 1988, cat. 11 (illus., another example) Margaret Preston in Mosman, Mosman Art Gallery, Sydney, 7 September – 13 October 2002 (another example) Margaret Preston retrospective, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 29 July – 23 October 2005; and touring (another example) Sydney Moderns, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 6 July – 7 October 2013 (another example) O'Keeffe, Preston, Cossington Smith: Making Modernism, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne, 12 October 2016 – 19 February 2018; Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, 11 March – 11 June 2017; Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 1 July – 2 October 2017 (another example, as ‘Anemones’) LITERATURE Ure Smith, S.,  Art in Australia, Sydney, 3rd Series, no. 22, December 1927, pl. 30 (illus., another example, as ‘Anemones’) Women's World, vol. 8, no. 12, December 1928 (illus., cover) & vol. 9, no. 1, February 1929, p. 108 (illus., another example, as 'Chinese Vase') North, I.,  The art of Margaret Preston, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, 1980, cat. P.9, p. 53 (illus., another example) Butel, M.,  Margaret Preston: The Art of Constant Rearrangement, Penguin Books & Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 1985, cat. P.6, pp. 32 (illus.), 87 (another example, as 'Anemones') Butler, R.,  The Prints of Margaret Preston: A Catalogue Raisonné, Australian National Gallery & Oxford University Press, Melbourne, 2005, cat. 108, p. 134 (illus., another example) Edwards, D.,  Margaret Preston, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 2005, pp. 60 (illus.), 82, 105, 285 (another example) Mimmocchi, D., Sydney moderns: art for a new world, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 2013, pp. 203 (illus., another example), 314, 323 Harding, L., and Mimmocchi, D.,  O'Keeffe, Preston, Cossington Smith: Making Modernism, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne, and Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 2016, cat. 34, pp. 126 (illus.), 194 (illus., another example) © Margaret Preston/Copyright Agency 2024

              Deutscher and Hackett
            • MARGARET PRESTON (1875-1963), Hibiscus 1925
              Apr. 21, 2024

              MARGARET PRESTON (1875-1963), Hibiscus 1925

              Est: $15,000 - $25,000

              hand coloured woodblock signed with initials in block: M P signed, titled and editioned on margin: Margaret Preston / Hibiscus / 11 Proof 24.5 x 25cm PROVENANCE The Collection of Hugh & Jackie Wallace, Melbourne LITERATURE Butler, R., The Prints of Margaret Preston, Australian National Gallery, Canberra and Oxford University Press, Melbourne, 1987, cat. no. 97, pp. 114, 115 (illustrated, another impression) Butler, R., The Prints of Margaret Preston: A Catalogue Raisonne, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, 2005, cat. no. 97, p.125 (illustrated, another impression) Gray, A., Jordan, C., Hooper, J., Modern Australian Women Artists: The Andree Harkness Collection, Museum Victoria Publishing, Melbourne, 2020, pp. 8, 167 (illus., another impression), 234. RELATED WORKS Other examples of this print are held in the collections of the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra and The National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne. © Margaret Preston/Copyright Agency, 2024

              Gibson's
            • MARGARET PRESTON, (1875 - 1963), Wheel Flowers, decorative print, 11 x 11 cm. (4.3 x 4.3 in.), frame: 34 x 28 x 2 cm. (13.3 x 11.0 x 0.7 in.)
              Apr. 18, 2024

              MARGARET PRESTON, (1875 - 1963), Wheel Flowers, decorative print, 11 x 11 cm. (4.3 x 4.3 in.), frame: 34 x 28 x 2 cm. (13.3 x 11.0 x 0.7 in.)

              Est: $100 - $200

              MARGARET PRESTON (1875 - 1963) Wheel Flowers decorative print signed in print

              Lawsons
            • MARGARET PRESTON (1875 - 1963) - Mosman Bridge decorative print after original 25 x 19 cm (frame: 45 x 33 x 3 cm)
              Apr. 17, 2024

              MARGARET PRESTON (1875 - 1963) - Mosman Bridge decorative print after original 25 x 19 cm (frame: 45 x 33 x 3 cm)

              Est: $200 - $300

              MARGARET PRESTON (1875 - 1963) Mosman Bridge decorative print after original 25 x 19 cm (frame: 45 x 33 x 3 cm) Gallery frame w

              Lawsons
            • MARGARET PRESTON, (1875 - 1963), Wheel Flowers, decorative print, 11 x 11 cm. (4.3 x 4.3 in.), frame: 34 x 28 x 2 cm. (13.3 x 11.0 x 0.7 in.)
              Apr. 11, 2024

              MARGARET PRESTON, (1875 - 1963), Wheel Flowers, decorative print, 11 x 11 cm. (4.3 x 4.3 in.), frame: 34 x 28 x 2 cm. (13.3 x 11.0 x 0.7 in.)

              Est: $100 - $200

              MARGARET PRESTON (1875 - 1963) Wheel Flowers decorative print signed in print

              Lawsons
            • MARGARET PRESTON PRINT
              Apr. 11, 2024

              MARGARET PRESTON PRINT

              Est: $10 - $40

              MARGARET PRESTON PRINT

              Albion Antique Auction Centre
            • Assorted Art works, Reconstituted Stone Buddha Wall Plaques, Margaret Preston Prints Etc.
              Apr. 04, 2024

              Assorted Art works, Reconstituted Stone Buddha Wall Plaques, Margaret Preston Prints Etc.

              Est: -

              Assorted Art works, Reconstituted Stone Buddha Wall Plaques, Margaret Preston Prints Etc.

              Bargain Hunt Auctions
            • MARGARET PRESTON (1875 - 1963) - Mosman Bridge decorative print after original 25 x 19 cm (frame: 45 x 33 x 3 cm)
              Apr. 03, 2024

              MARGARET PRESTON (1875 - 1963) - Mosman Bridge decorative print after original 25 x 19 cm (frame: 45 x 33 x 3 cm)

              Est: $200 - $300

              MARGARET PRESTON (1875 - 1963) Mosman Bridge decorative print after original 25 x 19 cm (frame: 45 x 33 x 3 cm) Gallery frame w

              Lawsons
            • MARGARET PRESTON, 1875 - 1963, Circular Quay, decorative print, 36 x 35 cm. (14.1 x 13.7 in.), frame: 74 x 68 x 3 cm. (29.1 x 26.7 x 1.1 in.)
              Mar. 27, 2024

              MARGARET PRESTON, 1875 - 1963, Circular Quay, decorative print, 36 x 35 cm. (14.1 x 13.7 in.), frame: 74 x 68 x 3 cm. (29.1 x 26.7 x 1.1 in.)

              Est: $200 - $300

              MARGARET PRESTON 1875 - 1963 Circular Quay decorative print signed in print

              Lawsons
            • AFTER MARGARET PRESTON, 1875 - 1963, Banksia, 1927, bookplate, 12.5 x 12.5 cm. (4.9 x 4.9 in.), frame: 63 x 53 x 5 cm. (24.8 x 20.8 x 1.9 in.)
              Mar. 27, 2024

              AFTER MARGARET PRESTON, 1875 - 1963, Banksia, 1927, bookplate, 12.5 x 12.5 cm. (4.9 x 4.9 in.), frame: 63 x 53 x 5 cm. (24.8 x 20.8 x 1.9 in.)

              Est: $150 - $250

              AFTER MARGARET PRESTON 1875 - 1963 Banksia, 1927 bookplate initialled in block

              Lawsons
            • MARGARET PRESTON (1875 - 1963), Mixed Bunch, decorative print after original, 40 x 40 cm (frame: 58 x 58 x 2 cm), gallery frame
              Mar. 13, 2024

              MARGARET PRESTON (1875 - 1963), Mixed Bunch, decorative print after original, 40 x 40 cm (frame: 58 x 58 x 2 cm), gallery frame

              Est: $300 - $500

              MARGARET PRESTON (1875 - 1963) Mixed Bunch decorative print after original 40 x 40 cm (frame: 58 x 58 x 2 cm) gallery frame

              Lawsons
            • MARGARET PRESTON
              Mar. 08, 2024

              MARGARET PRESTON

              Est: $140 - $200

              Prints of Margaret Preston: Catalogue Raisonne by Roger Butler. Australian National Gallery, 2005. Quarto hardcover. Spine faded else very good condition

              Sydney Rare Book Auctions
            • MARGARET PRESTON, 1875 - 1963, Bird of Paradise, 1925, decorative print after original, 44 x 47 cm. (17.3 x 18 1/2 in.), frame: 74 x 73 x 2 cm. (29.1 x 28.7 x 0.7 in.)
              Mar. 06, 2024

              MARGARET PRESTON, 1875 - 1963, Bird of Paradise, 1925, decorative print after original, 44 x 47 cm. (17.3 x 18 1/2 in.), frame: 74 x 73 x 2 cm. (29.1 x 28.7 x 0.7 in.)

              Est: $200 - $300

              MARGARET PRESTON 1875 - 1963 Bird of Paradise, 1925 decorative print after original

              Lawsons
            • MARGARET PRESTON (1875 - 1963) Rock Lily, 1953 decorative print after original 60 x 48 cm (frame: 86 x 77 x 3 cm) gallery frame
              Mar. 06, 2024

              MARGARET PRESTON (1875 - 1963) Rock Lily, 1953 decorative print after original 60 x 48 cm (frame: 86 x 77 x 3 cm) gallery frame

              Est: $300 - $500

              MARGARET PRESTON (1875 - 1963) Rock Lily, 1953 decorative print after original 60 x 48 cm (frame: 86 x 77 x 3 cm) gallery frame

              Lawsons
            • MARGARET PRESTON (1875 - 1963), Mixed Bunch, decorative print after original, 40 x 40 cm (frame: 58 x 58 x 2 cm), gallery frame
              Feb. 28, 2024

              MARGARET PRESTON (1875 - 1963), Mixed Bunch, decorative print after original, 40 x 40 cm (frame: 58 x 58 x 2 cm), gallery frame

              Est: $300 - $500

              MARGARET PRESTON (1875 - 1963) Mixed Bunch decorative print after original 40 x 40 cm (frame: 58 x 58 x 2 cm) gallery frame

              Lawsons
            • Margaret Preston Monstera Deliciosa Print of the Original Signed in the Plate Lower Right Image 34cm x 43cm Frame 64cm x 69cm
              Feb. 25, 2024

              Margaret Preston Monstera Deliciosa Print of the Original Signed in the Plate Lower Right Image 34cm x 43cm Frame 64cm x 69cm

              Est: -

              Margaret Preston Monstera Deliciosa Print of the Original Signed in the Plate Lower Right Image 34cm x 43cm Frame 64cm x 69cm

              Pottle Auctions
            • Margaret Preston Ever Lasting Flowers Print of the Original Signed in the Plate Lower Right Titled Lower Left Image 23cm x 20cm Frame 45cm x 33cm
              Feb. 25, 2024

              Margaret Preston Ever Lasting Flowers Print of the Original Signed in the Plate Lower Right Titled Lower Left Image 23cm x 20cm Frame 45cm x 33cm

              Est: -

              Margaret Preston Ever Lasting Flowers Print of the Original Signed in the Plate Lower Right Titled Lower Left Image 23cm x 20cm Frame 45cm x 33cm

              Pottle Auctions
            • Margaret Preston Gum Blossoms Print of the Original Signed in the Plate Lower Right Titled Lower Left Image 21cm x 20cm Frame 45cm x 33cm
              Feb. 25, 2024

              Margaret Preston Gum Blossoms Print of the Original Signed in the Plate Lower Right Titled Lower Left Image 21cm x 20cm Frame 45cm x 33cm

              Est: -

              Margaret Preston Gum Blossoms Print of the Original Signed in the Plate Lower Right Titled Lower Left Image 21cm x 20cm Frame 45cm x 33cm

              Pottle Auctions
            • Margaret Preston Wheelflower Print of the Original Signed in the Plate Lower Right Titled Lower Left Image 20cm x 20cm Frame 45cm x 33cm
              Feb. 25, 2024

              Margaret Preston Wheelflower Print of the Original Signed in the Plate Lower Right Titled Lower Left Image 20cm x 20cm Frame 45cm x 33cm

              Est: -

              Margaret Preston Wheelflower Print of the Original Signed in the Plate Lower Right Titled Lower Left Image 20cm x 20cm Frame 45cm x 33cm

              Pottle Auctions
            • Margaret Preston Rock Lily Print of the Original Signed in the Plate Lower Right Image 53cm x 43cm Frame 80cm x 64cm
              Feb. 25, 2024

              Margaret Preston Rock Lily Print of the Original Signed in the Plate Lower Right Image 53cm x 43cm Frame 80cm x 64cm

              Est: -

              Margaret Preston Rock Lily Print of the Original Signed in the Plate Lower Right Image 53cm x 43cm Frame 80cm x 64cm

              Pottle Auctions
            • Margaret Preston Birds of Paradise Print of the Original Signed in the Plate Lower Left. Image 40cm x 44cm Frame 65cm x 69cm
              Feb. 25, 2024

              Margaret Preston Birds of Paradise Print of the Original Signed in the Plate Lower Left. Image 40cm x 44cm Frame 65cm x 69cm

              Est: -

              Margaret Preston Birds of Paradise Print of the Original Signed in the Plate Lower Left. Image 40cm x 44cm Frame 65cm x 69cm

              Pottle Auctions
            • Margaret Preston Sydney Heads Print of the Original Signed in the Plate Lower Right Titled Lower Left Image 26cm x 20cm Frame 45cm x 33cm
              Feb. 25, 2024

              Margaret Preston Sydney Heads Print of the Original Signed in the Plate Lower Right Titled Lower Left Image 26cm x 20cm Frame 45cm x 33cm

              Est: -

              Margaret Preston Sydney Heads Print of the Original Signed in the Plate Lower Right Titled Lower Left Image 26cm x 20cm Frame 45cm x 33cm

              Pottle Auctions
            • Margaret Preston Sydney Bridge Print of the Original Signed in the Plate Lower Right Titled Lower Left Image 19cm x 23cm Frame 33cm x 45cm
              Feb. 25, 2024

              Margaret Preston Sydney Bridge Print of the Original Signed in the Plate Lower Right Titled Lower Left Image 19cm x 23cm Frame 33cm x 45cm

              Est: -

              Margaret Preston Sydney Bridge Print of the Original Signed in the Plate Lower Right Titled Lower Left Image 19cm x 23cm Frame 33cm x 45cm

              Pottle Auctions
            • Margaret Preston Christmas Bells Print of the Original Signed in the Plate Lower Right Image 38cm x 38cm Frame 69cm x 64cm
              Feb. 25, 2024

              Margaret Preston Christmas Bells Print of the Original Signed in the Plate Lower Right Image 38cm x 38cm Frame 69cm x 64cm

              Est: -

              Margaret Preston Christmas Bells Print of the Original Signed in the Plate Lower Right Image 38cm x 38cm Frame 69cm x 64cm

              Pottle Auctions
            • Margaret Preston Anemones Print of the Original Signed in the Plate Lower Right Titled Lower left Image 35cm x 33cm Frame 69cm x 64cm
              Feb. 25, 2024

              Margaret Preston Anemones Print of the Original Signed in the Plate Lower Right Titled Lower left Image 35cm x 33cm Frame 69cm x 64cm

              Est: -

              Margaret Preston Anemones Print of the Original Signed in the Plate Lower Right Titled Lower left Image 35cm x 33cm Frame 69cm x 64cm

              Pottle Auctions
            • Margaret Preston Mosman Bridge Print of the Original Signed in the Plate Lower Right Titled Lower Left Image 26cm x 20cm Frame 45cm x 33cm
              Feb. 25, 2024

              Margaret Preston Mosman Bridge Print of the Original Signed in the Plate Lower Right Titled Lower Left Image 26cm x 20cm Frame 45cm x 33cm

              Est: -

              Margaret Preston Mosman Bridge Print of the Original Signed in the Plate Lower Right Titled Lower Left Image 26cm x 20cm Frame 45cm x 33cm

              Pottle Auctions
            • Margaret Preston Sydney Heads Print of the Original Signed in the Plate Lower Left Titled Lower Right Image 62cm x 48cm Frame 80cm x 64cm
              Feb. 25, 2024

              Margaret Preston Sydney Heads Print of the Original Signed in the Plate Lower Left Titled Lower Right Image 62cm x 48cm Frame 80cm x 64cm

              Est: -

              Margaret Preston Sydney Heads Print of the Original Signed in the Plate Lower Left Titled Lower Right Image 62cm x 48cm Frame 80cm x 64cm

              Pottle Auctions
            • MARGARET PRESTON. WOOD BLOCKING AS A CRAFT. WITH FOUR ILLUSTRATIONS AND ONE COLOUR PLATE. CONTAINED IN ART IN AUSTRALIA OCT-NOV 1930.
              Feb. 15, 2024

              MARGARET PRESTON. WOOD BLOCKING AS A CRAFT. WITH FOUR ILLUSTRATIONS AND ONE COLOUR PLATE. CONTAINED IN ART IN AUSTRALIA OCT-NOV 1930.

              Est: $20 - $50

              MARGARET PRESTON. WOOD BLOCKING AS A CRAFT. WITH FOUR ILLUSTRATIONS AND ONE COLOUR PLATE. CONTAINED IN ART IN AUSTRALIA OCT-NOV 1930.

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