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“.

Organic designs such as this reiterate Mackintosh’s lifelong interest in plant forms. The tulip was a motif often used in the late textile designs. Here Mackintosh has combined the tulip with a geometric lattice structure. This design was produced during the years the Mackintoshes lived in London, 1915-1923, and is unusually complete in comparison to his other surviving textile designs which do not usually show detailed motifs, repeats and colourways.

Image and information reproduced by kind permission of and is © The Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery, University of Glasgow.

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The Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery catalogue information. 
Textile design: tulip and lattice
CRE MACKINTOSH, Charles Rennie; (Scottish; 1868-1928)
pencil and watercolour on paper 39.8 x 28.8
Catalogue number: 41064

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