Charles Rennie Mackintosh

Charles Rennie Mackintosh

Naples, Certosa di San Martino, Well in Courtyard
signed with monogram and dated '11th APRIL 1891.' and inscribed 'CERTOSA DI S.MARTINO. NAPOLI/WELL IN COURTYARD'; pencil
272 x 189mm.
Toronto, 1978, p.17, illustrated
Toronto, 1978, no.8

Lot Essay

Mackintosh had planned to go to Paestum on 11 April but the continuing rain forced him to spend more time in Naples. He records that he found Certosa di San Martino 'one of the most interesting places in Naples.' He made several entries in his diary praising the quality of the craftsmanship of frescoes and carved stalls as well as 'a very nice well in cloister.'

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