An image of Sydney Heads (2)

Margaret Preston

(Australia, England, France 29 Apr 1875 – 28 May 1963)

Sydney Heads (2)

Other titles:
Sydney Heads
Location
Not on display
Further information

Preston printed only the structural design of this image in black ink from a carved block, then applied the colour by hand to the resulting print, with gouache. This is one of relatively few landscape images made by her and of an even smaller number that celebrate the seductive colour and natural beauty of the harbour.

Year
1925
Media
Print
Medium
woodcut, printed in black ink, hand coloured with gouache on thin ivory laid tissue
Dimensions
25.1 x 18.6 cm blockmark; 34.4 x 24.3 cm sheet (irreg.)
Signature & date
Signed in block to print l.l., incised "PM". Signed l.r. beneath blockmark, pencil "Margaret Preston". Dated l.l. beneath blockmark, pencil "... 25".
Credit
Gift of Mrs Alison Brown 1968
Accession number
DA16.1968
Copyright
© Margaret Rose Preston Estate. Licensed by Viscopy, Sydney