(Australia, England, France 29 Apr 1875 – 28 May 1963)
Flowers in jug
- Other titles:
- Jug of flowers
- 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.
- (circa 1929)
- woodcut, printed in black ink, hand coloured in gouache on thin cream laid Japanese paper
- 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.
- Purchased 1975
- Accession number
- © Margaret Rose Preston Estate. Licensed by Copyright Agency