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Charles Rennie Mackintosh (1868-1928)
Charles Rennie Mackintosh (1868-1928)

Sketch for a block of studios and flats for the Arts League of Service, Glebe Place, Chelsea

Details
Charles Rennie Mackintosh (1868-1928)
Sketch for a block of studios and flats for the Arts League of Service, Glebe Place, Chelsea
pencil and bodycolour on board
5 ¼ x 5 in. (13.3 x 12.7 cm.)
Provenance
The artist, by whom given to
Major Desmond Chapman-Huston, by whom given to
Francis Webb
and by descent to the present owner.
Exhibited
Glasgow, McLellan Galleries, Mackintosh Memorial Exhibition, May 1933.

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Lot Essay

In early 1920, Mackintosh received several commissions for buildings on the site of Old Chelsea House, including designs for three studios for Arthur Cadogan Blunt, Harold Squire and Francis Derwent Wood. The Arts League of Service also commissioned this block of studios and flats for the south side of Glebe Place, facing Upper Cheyne Row. Founded in a spirit of idealism after the First World War, the Arts League of Service set itself the task of 'placing within the reach of everyone higher forms of entertainment, and opportunities for the enjoyment of any art or craft', and set out to bring the arts into everyday life. The dramatic design was never executed as the Arts League ran out of money, but its experimental form is one of Mackintosh's most compelling late schemes.

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