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GLAHA 41288: 'La Mort Parfumee' 1921 - click to view larger image

GLAHA 41288
"La Mort Parfumee" 1921
(watercolour)

CRE MACKINTOSH, Margaret Macdonald; (English; 1864-1933)


Materials:
pencil, watercolour, gouache and gold paint on paper
Dimensions:
63.0 x 71.2
Frame:
Marks:
s.d. b.r. "MARGARET / MACDONALD / MACKINTOSH / 1921"; inscr. on verso "Mrs Macintosh [sic]"; label on verso "JAMES BOURLET & SONS, Ltd., / Fine Art Packers, Frame Makers. / A17190 / 17 & 18, NASSAU STREET, MORTIMER STREET, W. / 'Phone MUSEUM 1871"
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Notes:
"La Mort Parfumee" (perfumed death), was one of Margaret Macdonald Mackintosh's last works. The abstraction of the composition, its richly sombre colour scheme, and the dramatic imagery evoking Egyptian burial rites, make it one of her most powerful watercolours. 'The Glasgow Herald' (17 February 1921) called it an 'Egyptian mummy rite' when it was exhibited in Edinburgh.
Keywords:
DRAWING : WATERCOLOUR : FEMALE FIGURES : DEATH : PERFUME : CRM ONLINE :

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