Charles Rennie Mackintosh

Charles Rennie Mackintosh

Design for a Clock Face, 1917
for W.J. Bassett-Lowke Esq., inscribed 'Drawing of face showing erinoid inlay/blue green & white' and 'figures painted black on white erinoid'; pencil, watercolour, partially squared in black lead
250 x 195mm.
W.J. Bassett Lowke Esq
(1) Billcliffe, D1917.3
Toronto, 1967, no.73; Washington, 1985, no.25

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A full size drawing for the face of a clock designed in 1917 for W.J. Bassett-Lowke. The inscriptions indicate Mackintosh's use of the plastic erinoid as one of the inlaid materials. The clock is now in the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, Virginia, USA, Sidney and Frances Lewis Collection.

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