An image of Flowers in jug

Margaret Preston

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

Flowers in jug

Other titles:
Jug of flowers
Location
Not on display
Further information

In 1913 Preston declared that 'Decorative work' was the 'only thing worth aiming for'. In pursuit of this aim in which abstract relationships were all-important, she arranged the flowers so that they radiate to create a strong design. Both Preston and Proctor advocated the display of wood and lino cuts in the modern home. Each copy of the book 'Margaret Preston: recent paintings', edited by Sydney Ure Smith and
published by Art in Australia in 1929, was accompanied by a woodcut of either this image or of 'Mosman bridge' c. 1927 for that purpose.

Year
(circa 1929)
Media
Print
Medium
woodcut, printed in black ink, hand coloured in gouache on thin cream laid Japanese paper
Dimensions
28.0 x 20.5 cm blockmark; 33.3 x 24.8 cm sheet [creased at top]
Signature & date

Signed l.r. beneath blockmark, pencil "Margaret Preston". Not dated.

Credit
Purchased 1975
Accession number
246.1975
Copyright
© Margaret Rose Preston Estate. Licensed by Copyright Agency