BOTTLE BRUSH (2), 1946

Important Australian + International Fine Art
1 December 2022


(1875 - 1963)
BOTTLE BRUSH (2), 1946

colour monotype  

35.0 x 37.5 cm (image)

signed, dated and inscribed with title below image:
Bottle Brush – Monotype Margaret Preston 

$12,000 – $18,000
Sold for $18,409 (inc. BP) in Auction 72 - 1 December 2022, Melbourne

Mrs Gwen Morton Spencer, Sydney, by 1949
312 Lennox Street Gallery, Melbourne
The Laverty collection, Sydney, acquired from the above by 1986


A Century of Collecting 1901 – 2001, Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Sydney, 29 March – 28 April 2001 (as ‘Bottlebrush (2)’)
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 (label attached verso) 


Ure Smith, S., Margaret Preston’s Monotypes, Ure Smith, Sydney, 1949, p. 65
Butler, R., The Prints of Margaret Preston: A Catalogue Raisonné, Australian National Gallery & Oxford University Press, Melbourne, 1987, cat. 336, p. 259 (illus.)
Edwards, D., Peel, R. and Mimmocchi, D., Margaret Preston, exhibition catalogue, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 2005, pp. 210 (illus., as ‘Bottlebrush’) 284
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.