THE SNAIL, 1949

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

(1875 – 1963)
THE SNAIL, 1949

colour stencil on black card

31.0 x 23.5 cm

edition: 2/3

signed with initials in image lower right: M.P.

Estimate: 
$10,000 – 15,000
Sold for $10,980 (inc. BP) in Auction 41 - 2 December 2015, Sydney
Provenance

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

Exhibited

Gouache Stencils by Margaret Preston, Grosvenor Galleries, Sydney, September 1949
Margaret Preston Survey (Nine Paintings and Thirteen Prints by Margaret Preston), Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 4 June – 16 September 1959
Australian Print Survey, National Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, October 1963 – November 1963, and touring in 1984 to: Art Gallery of New South Wales; Newcastle Region Art Gallery; Queensland Art Gallery; Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery; National Gallery of Victoria
Margaret Preston: The Art of Constant Rearrangement, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney 27 December 1985 – 9 February 1986
 

Literature

Butel, E., Margaret Preston: The Art of Constant Rearrangement, Ringwood, 1985, pp. 70, 92, cat. P.60 (illus. another example)
Butler, R., The Prints of Margaret Preston: A Catalogue Raisonné, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, 1987, p. 278, cat. 360 (illus., another example)