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GLAHA 41007: 'Blackthorn, Chiddingstone' - click to view larger image

GLAHA 41007
"Blackthorn, Chiddingstone"
(watercolour)

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


Materials:
pencil and watercolour on paper
Dimensions:
25.8 x 20.2
Frame:
RU
Marks:
s.d. and inscr. b.r. in pencil "BLACKTHORN / CHIDDINGSTONE / KENT 1910 / CRM MMM"
References:
(cat.89) BILLCLIFFE, Roger 1979 'Mackintosh Watercolours', London: John Murray.
Notes:
This is the spiny shrub Blackthorn or Sloe (Prunus spinosa), often found in hedgerows or scrubby areas. There is an unidentified leaf at the bottom left and an unidentified flower at the bottom right. In the spring of 1910 the Mackintoshes holidayed in the Kentish Weald visiting Leigh, Hever and Cowden. Most drawings, however, were made in Chiddingstone, four miles east of Edenbridge. As well as flowers, Mackintosh drew the local vernacular architecture, in particular the oasthouses. The outlined area in the middle of this drawing suggests Mackintosh originally considered a centrally placed inscription box. A related drawing d.1910, was sold at Sotheby's Belgravia, see catalogue, 4 July 1980 (302).
Keywords:
BOTANICAL : FLOWER : DRAWING : BLACKTHORN : CHIDDINGSTONE : FLOWER DRAWING : CRM ONLINE :

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