Charles Rennie Mackintosh

Charles Rennie Mackintosh

Monreale, Fountain in Cloister
signed with initials and dated 'CRM./APRIL 1891' and inscribed 'FOUNTAIN IN CLOISTER/MONREALA (sic).'; pencil
257 x 359mm.
Toronto, 1978, no.17

Lot Essay

Mackintosh spent 14 and 16 April at Montreale where he was particularly impressed by the church of Santa Maria la Nuova. Its mosaics and the convent and cloisters had a profound impact upon him. He made several sketches there and at least one watercolour of the cloister, which impressed him by the variety of the carvings in the capital of the arcade.

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