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Sketchbook of tours in Kent, Sussex, Norfolk, Suffolk and Perthshire: p. 27 Study of a headstone and fireirons
CRE MACKINTOSH, Charles Rennie; (Scottish; 1868-1928)
pencil on paper
22.8 x 17.7
inscr. c.: "JANE WIMPERESS / AGED 109 YEARS -"; and vertically "MATCH"
The headstone and its location are unidentified. Mackintosh made a large number of studies of profiles of English headstones, almost all dating from the 18th-century. He maintained that they 'put to shame the designs of architects and others which make the modern graveyard hideous'. ['British Architect', 22 November 1895, p. 360]. The artefact (centre left) may be a device for striking matches. The page has been inaccurately numbered "29" in an unknown hand.
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