Textile / ceramic design

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 is one of a group of three designs which may have been intended as either textile designs and/or ceramic designs. Mackintosh turned to commercial […]

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Textile design: odalisque

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 is a tongue-in-cheek nude adorned with stylised roses. Mackintosh turned to commercial textile design during the years he and Margaret Macdonald spent in London. […]

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Textile design: pink tobacco flower

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 drawing is a reversed tracing from the hair of a figure in ‘The Opera of the Sea’, a gesso panel from 1903 by Margaret […]

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Textile design: purple triangles

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“. Mackintosh’s textiles designs stylistically fall into two broad categories, the organic and the geometric, or else a combination of the two. Vivid geometric designs such […]

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Textile design: waves and zigzag

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“. 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 […]

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Textile design: wave pattern: purple and black

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“. 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 […]

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Textile design: peacock eyes

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 peacock was a favourite fin de siècle motif. In a note to the printer on the drawing’s mount, Mackintosh had indicated that the design […]

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Textile design: stylised chrysanthemums

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 use of stylised plant forms such as chrysanthemums were abstracted by Mackintosh to create repeat patterns suitable for printed textiles. The vivid, bold colours […]

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Textile design: Bouquet

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“. Image and information reproduced by kind permission of and is © The Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery, University of Glasgow. Clicking on the catalogue number link below […]

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Mackintosh In Walberswick 1914 / 1915

Walberswick is one of the most easterly communities in England clinging to the North Sea coast 30 miles north of Ipswich and 15 miles south of Lowestoft. It lies on the south bank of the River Blyth opposite Southwold, historically an altogether more prosperous town.  At the start of the 19thC the village consisted of […]

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