Charles Rennie Mackintosh

Charles Rennie Mackintosh

Siena Cathedral, Study of a Pedestal
signed with initials and dated 'C.R.M./MAY 1891' and inscribed 'SKETCH OF PEDESTAL/SIENA CATHEDRAL'; pencil
339 x 258mm.
Toronto, 1978, no.27

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Mackintosh left Orvieto for Siena on 10 May 1891, where he stayed until 19 May before departing for Florence. Although his first reaction to the Cathedral was one of critical disappointment he spent most of his stay in Siena sketching there.

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