Charles Rennie Mackintosh

Charles Rennie Mackintosh

'Diploma of Honour', 1984-5,
designed for the Glasgow School of Art Club
facsimile signature CHAS R MACKINTOSH, off-set lithograph, laid on board
229 x 295mm.
(9) Howarth, pl.7C, illustrated; Washington 1985, p.8, illustrated; (13) Larner, p.140, illustrated
Toronto, 1968, no.99; Delaware, 1976, no. 276; Toronto, 1978. no.89; Washington, 1985, no.6

Lot Essay

The School of Art Club was a student organisation where current and past members of the School gathered for social occasions and to display their recent work. Mackintosh was most closely involved with it in the years after finishing his studies at the School of Art, after 1892. Mackintosh was never as extreme in his 'Spook School' graphic work as the Macdonald sisters or Herbert MacNair and the influence of his training as an architect and the memory of his Italian tour are both evident here in the symmetry of the design and the statuesque feel of his figures.

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