Margaret Rose (MacPherson) Preston (1875-1963) Australia

Biographical Information

Born in Adelaide in 1875, Preston studied in Adelaide, Melbourne and in Europe. She was a painter, wood engraver and printmaker, and was greatly interested in the decorative beauty of Aboriginal bark paintings. She became celebrated throughout Australia for her deocrative still life studies, particularly of native flowers. Her work is represented in several state galleries and in collections in New Zealand and America. She died in 1963. Edit or add to this biography

Market Information

Native Honeysuckle 1933
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Native Honeysuckle 1933
Oil on canvas, 56.5 x 46 cm
The Grundy Collection, Bonhams, Sydney.
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 Total number soldNumber with imagesHighest priceRecent average price*
Paintings142111A$463,600 A$53,727
Works on Paper3927A$52,900 A$22,452
Prints & Graphics328187A$67,100 A$21,127
Objects187A$60,000 N/A

* Calculated on sales over the last three years, where there are a sufficient number of sales over that period.

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