MOSMAN BRIDGE, c.1925 – 26

Important Australian and International Fine Art + Important Indigenous Art
Melbourne
29 November 2017
65

MARGARET PRESTON

(1875 – 1963)
MOSMAN BRIDGE, c.1925 – 26

hand-coloured woodcut

25.0 x 18.5 cm

signed with initials in image lower right: MP
signed below image: Margaret Preston

Estimate: 
$20,000 – 30,000
Provenance

Bernard Smith, Melbourne
Thence by descent
Private collection, Melbourne

Exhibited

A Survey of Australian Relief Prints, Deutscher Galleries, Melbourne, 13 April – 5 May 1978, cat. 28 (another example, dated as c.1926)
The Alan Renshaw Bequest, S.H. Ervin Museum and Art Gallery, Sydney, 9 January – 25 February 1979, cat. 47 (another example, illus. on exhibition catalogue cover)
The Art of Margaret Preston, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, 1980 and touring, cat. 13 (another example, dated as c.1925)
Margaret Preston: the art of constant rearrangement, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 27 December 1985 –9 February 1986, cat. 14 (another example)
The Prints of Margaret Preston, Australian National Gallery, Canberra, 8 August – 18 October 1987, cat. 36 (another example)
A Selection of 19th & 20th Century Australian Art, Deutscher Fine Art, Melbourne, 23 November – 8 December 1989, cat. 34 (another example)
Margaret Preston in Mosman, Mosman Art Gallery, Sydney, 7 September – 13 October 2002 (another example, illus. in exhibition catalogue)
Margaret Preston, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 29 July – 23 October 2005 and touring in 2006 to, Ian Potter Centre, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne; Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane; Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide (another example)

Literature

Draffin, N., Australian Woodcuts and Linocuts of the 1920s and 1930s, Sun Books, Melbourne, 1976, p. 35 (illus. another example, as ‘Mosman Bridge (large) N.S.W., c. 1926’)
Deutscher, C., and Butler, R., A Survey of Australian Relief Prints, Deutscher Galleries, Melbourne, 1978, cat. 28, p. 21 (illus., another example, dated as c. 1926)
North, I. (ed.), The Art of Margaret Preston, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, 1980 and touring, cat. P.13, pp. 36 (illus. another example, dated as c. 1925), 53
Butler, R., The Prints of Margaret Preston: A Catalogue Raisonné, Australian National Gallery, Canberra and Oxford University Press, Melbourne, 1987, cat. 113, p. 127 (illus., another example)
Edwards, D., Peel, R. and Mimmocchi, D., Margaret Preston, exhibition catalogue, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 2005, pp. 82 (illus., another example), 286