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Poster for the 'Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts'
DES MACDONALD, Margaret; (English; 1864-1933) DES MACDONALD, Frances; (English; 1873-1921) DES McNAIR, James Herbert; (Scottish; 1868-1955) PRINT Carter & Pratt, Glasgow
ink on paper
236.0 x 102.0
s. on plate b.l. "HERBERT MCNAIR / MARGT. MACDONALD / FRANCES MACDONALD"; inscr. t.l. "AFFICHE DE MM. MC NAIR ET MAC DONALD"; inscr. t.r. "ANGLETERRE"; inscr.b.l. (vertical) "CARTER AND PRATT. ART POSTER LITHOS. GLASGOW"; inscr. b.c. "THE GLASGOW/ INSTITUTE/ OF THE FINE ARTS/ OPEN FEBRUARY TILL MAY"
In the mid 1890s, the Macdonald sisters, McNair and Mackintosh - collectively the Group of Four - produced a small group of posters that encapsulated their preoccupations with stylized forms and lettering. These were worked into bold compositions, often with a symbolic meaning. The posters successfully promoted their subjects and also publicly signaled the arrival of a distinctive new design group. The Mackintosh Estate, presented by Sylvan McNair, 1947
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