AUSTRALIAN FLOWERS, 1927

Important Fine Art + Aboriginal Art
Sydney
2 December 2015
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MARGARET PRESTON

(1875 – 1963)
AUSTRALIAN FLOWERS, 1927

hand-coloured woodcut

11.0 x 11.0 cm

edition: 28/32

signed with initials in image lower left: MP
signed and inscribed with title below image
tipped into deluxe edition of Art in Australia, Margaret
Preston, No. 22, December 1927.
Book: edition number 28 / 32 accompanies this lot.
(Thirty two copies of the deluxe edition were printed; twenty five of these were for sale.)

Estimate: 
$5,000 – 7,000 (2)
Sold for $11,590 (inc. BP) in Auction 41 - 2 December 2015, Sydney
Provenance

Sydney Ure Smith, Sydney
Thence by descent
Ure Smith collection, Sydney

Exhibited

A Survey of Australian Relief Prints 1900 – 1950, Deutscher Galleries, Melbourne, 13 April – 5 May 1978, cat. 29 (another example)

Literature

Butler, R., The Prints of Margaret Preston, A Catalogue Raisonné, Australian National Gallery, Canberra, 1987, p. 131, cat. 120 (illus., another example)