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GLAHA 41015: 'Fritillaria' 1915 - click to view larger image

GLAHA 41015
"Fritillaria" 1915
(watercolour)

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


Materials:
pencil and watercolour on paper
Dimensions:
25.3 x 20.2
Frame:
RU
Marks:
s.d. and inscr. in pencil b.c. "FRITILLARIA / WALBERSWICK / 1915 / CRM / MMM"
References:
(cat.128) BILLCLIFFE, Roger 1979 'Mackintosh Watercolours', London: John Murray
Notes:
The drawings of wild flowers which Mackintosh produced in 1915 are probably the most elegant and delicate of all. Fritillaria is a flower with such obvious appeal for Mackintosh that it seems odd he had not drawn it before. The chequer-work on its petals is much like many of his decorative stencils, and he acknowledges his debt by repeating the dicing in the signature box. In Southern Britain, as an indigenous plant, Fritillary (Fritillaria meleagris) is a rarity of ancient damp pasture. However, it is commonly grown in gardens.
Keywords:
BOTANICAL : FLOWER : DRAWING : FRITILLARIA : FLOWER DRAWING : SUFFOLK : CRM ONLINE :

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