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Drawing

1915 (painted)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Charles Rennie Mackintosh was a very skilled artist as well as architect. Towards the end of his career he concentrated only on painting. This is one of the studies of flowers Mackintosh sketched during holidays from about 1901. Like his architecture, his drawings are stylised, but they are also accurate, showing the structure of the plant.

The watercolour was painted in Walberswick, Suffolk, which he visited with his wife, the artist Margaret Macdonald Mackintosh, in 1914. The watercolour bears the initials 'CRM' and 'MMM' - those of both the artsist and his wife. However, it is unlikely that Margaret had a hand in producing the image as Mackintosh would often note the initials of the person who was with him when he was sketching.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Pencil and watercolour on paper
Brief Description
'Green Hellebore', watercolour by C.R. Mackintosh.
Physical Description
Watercolour drawing of a Green Hellebore, showing buds and blooms. Inscribed in pencil, within a cartouche, 'Helibore Green. Walberswick. 1915. CRM. MMM'.
Dimensions
  • Sheet size height: 26.1cm
  • Sheet size width: 21cm
Style
Gallery Label
WATERCOLOUR: Green Hellebore 1915 Charles Rennie Mackintosh was a very skilled artist as well as architect. Towards the end of his career he concentrated only on painting. This is one of the studies of flowers Mackintosh sketched during holidays from about 1901. Like his architecture, his drawings are stylised but accurate, showing the structure of the plant. Pencil and watercolour Painted in Walberswick (Suffolk) by Charles Rennie Mackintosh (born in Glasgow, 1868, died in London, 1928) Inscribed with the initials of the artist and his wife, Margaret Macdonald Mackintosh, present when the sketch was made Given by James Meldrum Museum no. E.842-1968
Credit line
Given by James Meldrum
Historical context
This watercolour was formerly in the collection of the late William Meldrum, Secretary of the Mackintosh Memorial Exhibition, Glasgow, 1933, father of the donor James Meldrum
Subjects depicted
Summary
Charles Rennie Mackintosh was a very skilled artist as well as architect. Towards the end of his career he concentrated only on painting. This is one of the studies of flowers Mackintosh sketched during holidays from about 1901. Like his architecture, his drawings are stylised, but they are also accurate, showing the structure of the plant.



The watercolour was painted in Walberswick, Suffolk, which he visited with his wife, the artist Margaret Macdonald Mackintosh, in 1914. The watercolour bears the initials 'CRM' and 'MMM' - those of both the artsist and his wife. However, it is unlikely that Margaret had a hand in producing the image as Mackintosh would often note the initials of the person who was with him when he was sketching.
Bibliographic References
  • Young, Andrew McLaren, Charles Renni Mackitosh, 1868-1928: architecture, design and painting: an exhibition arranged by the Scottish Arts Council in association with the Edinburgh Festival Society . (Scotland, 1968)
  • Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings Accessions 1968 London: HMSO, 1969
Collection
Accession Number
E.842-1968

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