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GLAHA 55475: Auchinibert: Perspective from the North-East - entrance front c. 1906 - click to view larger image

GLAHA 55475
Auchinibert: Perspective from the North-East - entrance front c. 1906
(architectural design)

CRE MACKINTOSH, Charles Rennie (Scottish; 1868-1928)

pencil and ink on paper mounted on board
20.4 x 33.8 (drawing); 35.0 x 43.1 (board)
s. and inscr. v. in pencil: 'A House at Killearn Stirlingshire / Chas. R. Mackintosh Architect / 4 Blythswood Square Glasgow' [his office address 1906 - 1910] and inscr. in another hand(s), partially obliterated, in pencil at bottom: 'Make for 3 col breadth' and at top: '4 Bone Hulley [?]/ Sept' [possibly Bone Hulley, Glasgow printers and stationers]
Auchinibert is a large, detached house just outside Killearn, Stirlingshire, built for Francis J. Shand, manager of the Nobel Explosives Co. of Glasgow. It was Mackintosh's last substantial domestic design, and is an accomplished use of the English Elizabethan style. Perspective drawings were important communication tools for architects and architectural practices, principally serving for exhibition and/or publication. Mackintosh developed a distinctive and expressive perspective style. This, one of his last surviving perspectives, is freer and more intense than his earlier drawings. This and its companion perspective GLAHA 46433, were unknown until their appearance at auction in 1991. In 2012 they were offered to the Hunterian as a purchase. Purchased with the support of the Alexander and Margaret Johnstone Endowment Fund, the McCallum Fund, Donald Magner, the National Fund for Acquisitions and The Art Fund, 2012. There are two other related drawings in the Hunterian: GLAHA 41856 and 42000.

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