Textile design: rose and teardrop

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 had used stylised roses throughout his career. This design is one of the most developed. Each of the twenty roses is different. Other variants […]

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First World War Posters from Chelsea

Below is an album of original posters from the First World War period. Three of these were featured in the 78 Derngate Centenary Exhibition, “Charles Rennie Mackintosh & The Great War“. The subjects of the posters provide a vivid insight to the priorities of society and government during the war. A patriotic and dutiful tone underpins […]

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Charles Rennie Mackintosh at Glebe Place, Chelsea, London

It seems ironic that Charles Rennie Mackintosh should have to leave the relative peace and calm of the beautiful coastal town of Walberswick in Suffolk to go to war-ravaged London in order to find some inner tranquillity and respite from persecution. In 1901 Mackintosh became a partner in the Glasgow architectural practice of John Honeyman […]

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