Charles Rennie Mackintosh

Charles Rennie Mackintosh

Design for an Exhibition Stand shown in Elevation, 1901
signed 'Chas. R Mackintosh Arch/140 Bath Street Glasgow' and inscribed 'EXHIBITION STAND FOR FRANCIS SMITH ESQU.R GLASGOW' and with scale indications and other notes; pencil, grey wash, watercolour
306 x 511mm.
Herbert Smith Esq
(1) Billcliffe, D1901.23 and 1901.22 contemporary photograph of stand; (9) Howarth p.173-174; Dekorative Kunst, vol.XI, 1902, p.214
Toronto, 1967, no.65; Washington, 1985, no.20

Lot Essay

This important drawing shows the stand as executed for the Glasgow International Exhibition for 1901. It is the only surviving record of this extraordinary design. Fragments of the stand itself remainted in the basement of Frances Smith's workshop until the 1950s

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