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"Aubretia, Walberswick" 1914
CRE MACKINTOSH, Charles Rennie; (Scottish; 1868-1928)
pencil and watercolour on paper
26.9 x 21.8
s.d. and inscr. in pencil b.r. "ROCK CRESS / ORBETIA (sic) / WALBERSWICK / 1914 / CRM MMM"
(cat.109) BILLCLIFFE, Roger 1979 'Mackintosh Watercolours', London: John Murray
A number of sketches of Southwold and the surrounding area survive from Mackintosh's first visit to Suffolk in 1897. In the early 1900s he travelled there again to visit Francis Newbery, Headmaster of Glasgow School of Art and mentor to Mackintosh. On this later extended visit in 1914-15 Mackintosh concentrated on flower drawings and landscape painting.
The commonly grown spring-flowering, rock garden plant Aubretia deltoidea is a native of Greece. The detached flower is more than twice the scale of the rest of the drawing.
BOTANICAL : FLOWER : DRAWING : AUBRETIA : WALBERSWICK : FLOWER DRAWING : SUFFOLK : CRM ONLINE : GEORGE SMITH GIFT/BEQUEST :