‘Coastal gums’ also known as ‘Australian gum blossoms’

‘Coastal gums’ also known as ‘Australian gum blossoms’

oil on canvas
58.5 x 58.5 cm

inscribed l.l.: ‘Margaret Preston/ 1929’
inscribed verso with title by artist (possibly) u.c.: ‘Australian Gum Blossom’
Accession No. 2000.11
© Margaret Rose Preston/Licensed by VISCOPY 2010


Owned by Lady Stevenson, England then bequeathed to the artist Doris Zinkheisen, until; purchased 1991 by a private collection, Sydney, until; The Bishop House Collection, Phillips Auctioneers, Sydney, 12 August 1999, lot 460, until; purchased by private collection, Melbourne, until; purchased 3 May 2000 by Cbus from Australian Modern Masters and 19th and 20th Century Australian and International Fine Art, Deutscher-Menzies, Melbourne, lot 61.


Roger Butler, The Prints of Margaret Preston: a catalogue raisonné, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, 2006.
Ian North, Humphrey McQueen and Isobel Seivl, The art of Margaret Preston, (exhibition catalogue), Art Gallery Board of South Australia, Adelaide, 1980.
Helen Topliss, Modernism and feminism: Australian women artists, 1900–1940, Craftsman House, Roseville East, New South Wales, Australia, G+B Arts International, USA, 1996.
A Selection of Important 20th Century Australian and New Zealand Paintings, Sydney, 1999, Martin Browne Fine Art, 1999, n.p.

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