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GLAHA 41006: 'Spurge, Withyham' June 1909 - click to view larger image

GLAHA 41006
"Spurge, Withyham" June 1909
(watercolour)

CRE MACKINTOSH, Charles Rennie; (Scottish; 1868-1928)


Materials:
pencil and watercolour on paper
Dimensions:
25.8 x 20.2
Frame:
RU
Marks:
s.d. in pencil b.c. "SPURGE / WITHYHAM / JUNE 1909 / C.R.M / MMM"
References:
(cat.88) BILLCLIFFE, Roger 1979 'Mackintosh Watercolours', London: John Murray.
Notes:
This is a composite botanical study. At top left is a periwinkle, probably greater periwinkle (Vinca major). The main subject, spurge, is centrally placed. However, it is not clear which species of the cultivated perennial spurge (Euphorbia) is shown. To the right are two flowers of a rhododendron, of which many species and hybrids are in cultivation. By 1909, the style and format of Mackintosh's flower drawings were well established. The flowers are laid out to show structure and to create surface pattern using fine pencil drawing and subtle colour washes.
Keywords:
BOTANICAL : FLOWER : DRAWING : SPURGE : WITHYHAM : FLOWER DRAWING : CRM ONLINE :

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