PINK JUG (ANEMONE), 1925

Important Australian + International Fine Art
Melbourne
24 April 2024
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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

Estimate: 
$40,000 – $60,000
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)