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"Larkspur" August 1914
CRE MACKINTOSH, Charles Rennie; (Scottish; 1868-1928)
pencil and watercolour on paper
25.8 x 20.2
s.d. and inscr. in pencil b.r. "LARKSPUR / WALBERSWICK / AUGUST 1914 / C.R.M.M.M.M."
(cat.110) BILLCLIFFE, Roger 1979 'Mackintosh Watercolours', London: John Murray
In the months Mackintosh spent at Walberswick, between 1914 and 1915, he produced over 40 flower drawings for publication or exhibition on the continent; plans curtailed by the outbreak of war. A related drawing d.1914, was sold at Sotheby's Belgravia, 4.07.1980 (301). Larkspur (Consolida ambigua) is a commonly cultivated hardy annual. It grows wild in the Mediterranean region and can reach a height of over 3 feet (1 metre).
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