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The Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery, University of Glasgow 2017
Photograph of "The May Queen" 1901
CRE MACKINTOSH, Margaret Macdonald; (English; 1864-1933)
photograph adhered to the card
18.8 x 48.0 (photo)
21.5 x 54.0 (incl. board)
inscr. in black ink on verso by Mackintosh "Miss Cranstons" Ingram St Glasgow / Panel "The May Queen" in coloured plaster inlaid with jewels and metals. / Designed and executed by Margaret Macdonald Mackintosh / 120 Mains Street / Blythswood Square Glasgow."
'The May Queen' is a gesso panel by Margaret Macdonald Mackintosh, for Miss Cranston's Ingram Street tea rooms. The May Queen is a symbol of youth, fertility and summer. She derives from the traditional May Day festivities which celebrated the coming of summer. On the facing wall Mackintosh had a gesso frieze to his design and execution, 'The Wassail' - see GLAHA 52858.
PHOTOGRAPH : ARCHIVAL : MAY QUEEN : GESSO PANEL : INGRAM STREET TEA ROOMS, GLASGOW : CRM ONLINE :