Shoalhaven Gorge, New South Wales
- Margaret Preston
- Shoalhaven Gorge, New South Wales
- oil and gouache on canvas
- 51 x 44.5 cm
signed lower right: M PRESTON & inscribed upper right: M PRESTON
verso: handwriten inscription: Margaret Preston 22 Killarney Street, Mosman / label: Acme Framing Co. Kent St, Sydney
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Acquired by National Gallery of Victoria.
private Collection Melbourne
''Society of Artists'', annual exhibition, Education Department's Art Gallery, Sydney, 5-25 Sep 1941, no. 3 (14 gns)
''Preston - Dobell'', Art Gallery of New South Wales, 19 March - 16th April 1942, no. 47 as ''Shoalhaven River''
''Australia National Journal'', vol 2, no. 12, Nov 1st, 1941, black & white, p.12
''The Studio'', vol CXXIV, no. 595, Oct 1942, colour plate 123
Ure Smith, Sydney (ed) , ''Australian present day art'', Sydney: Ure Smith, Pty Ltd, 1943, colour plate 60
Ure Smith, ''Sydney Present day art in Australia'', Sydney: Ure Smith Pty Ltd p.28
Missingham, Hal, ''Margaret Preston'', Art and Australia vol 1 no. 2 Aug 1963 p.95
Butel, Elizabeth, ''Margaret Preston: The Art of Constant Rearrangement'',Viking, 1995, colour plate 60 (reprint of ''The Studio'' article)
Butler, Roger, ''The Prints of Margaret Preston'', Australian National Gallery, illus. p.289
''The Prints of Margaret Preston, A catalogue raisonne'', National Gallery of Australia, col. illus. p.319
note: This was one of a series of 12 works from the Preston - Dobell loan exhibition which Preston offered for sale to the NAGNSW. Only two, ''Grey day in the ranges'' and ''The brown pot'' were purchased.
''Australia National Journal'', vol 12, no. 12, Nov 1941 p 12: "Here is a landscape painting which in its stark simplicity has captured in an amazing manner the character of our unbarbered mountainous country."