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“.
This work is an example of a finished design with a repeat of ten inches, and an alternative colourway of yellow, black and orange. The whiplash motif, seen here in white or orange checks, appears in a number of other drawings.
Mackintosh turned to commercial textile design during the years he and Margaret Macdonald spent in London. They rank among the most progressive designs of the period in Britain.
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Textile design: wave pattern: purple, pink, orange and black
CRE MACKINTOSH, Charles Rennie; (Scottish; 1868-1928)
pencil and watercolour on paper 49.2 x 37.8
Catalogue number: 41485