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"Flowering Chestnut, Cowden" April 1910
CRE MACKINTOSH, Charles Rennie; (Scottish; 1868-1928)
pencil and watercolour on paper
25.6 x 20.1
s.d. and inscr. in pencil b.r. "FLOWERING / CHESNUT (sic) / COWDEN / KENT / APRIL 1910/ CRM MMM / 1904"
(cat.97) BILLCLIFFE, Roger 1979 'Mackintosh Watercolours', London: John Murray
This is one of a group of botanical studies made on a visit to the Weald in April and May 1910. Here as elsewhere Mackintosh's spelling proves characteristically inaccurate. Cowden is four miles south-east of Edenbridge. This is the Horse Chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum), the very commonly planted native of Greece and Albania. At the bottom left are two buds and an open flower of a Clematis, perhaps the spring-flowering C.montana.
BOTANICAL : FLOWER : DRAWING : CHESTNUT : COWDEN : FLOWER DRAWING : CRM ONLINE : GEORGE SMITH GIFT/BEQUEST :