Charles Rennie Mackintosh

Charles Rennie Mackintosh

Mont Louis - Flower Study, 1925
inscribed, dated and signed with initials, MONT LOUIS/1925/CRM MMM, pencil and watercolour, on buff paper
257 x 226mm.
Nancy Mackintosh, the artist's sister
University of Glasgow
A. Macharen Young Esq.
(3) Billcliffe, p.44, no.205, illus. p.128
Toronto, 1967, no.55; Toronto, 1978, no.165; Glasgow, no.205; Washington, 1985, no.30

Lot Essay

During 1925 the Mackintoshes made a tour of the Pyrenees following the course of the railway from Perpignan to Bourg-Madame. Mackintosh had made detailed drawings of flowers since his student days, culminating in a large group of pencil and watercolour studies produced at Walberswick in 1914-15. He seems to have made very few such drawings while he was living in France from 1923-27; only four survive, three from Mont Louis in 1925 and one from Amélie-les-Bains of 1924, the other three being in public collections.

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