This textile design was produced by Charles Rennie Mackintosh during his time in Chelsea (1915-1923). It featured in the 78 Derngate Centenary Exhibition “Charles Rennie Mackintosh & The Great War“.
The chequerwork motif which features in many of Mackintosh’s graphic works appears again here in geometric contrast with the more organic stylised flower forms, each of which is different. the whiplash and tendril motifs refer to earlier work from Glasgow in their echoes of classic Art Nouveau elements.
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Textile design: stylised flowers and chequerwork
CRE MACKINTOSH, Charles Rennie; (Scottish; 1868-1928)
pencil and watercolour on paper laid on board 23.9 x 20.3 (drawing) 39.1 x 28.2 (board)
Catalogue number: 41470