The Twist Family

The following information has been provided about the Twist Family, some members of which lived in central Northampton during The Great War period. WILLIAM HENRY SULLIVAN MM Company Serjeant Major 8277 6th Bn; Northamptonshire Regiment Died on Tuesday 26th September 1916, aged 29. Born at St Edmund’s Road, Northampton. Son of William Sullivan. Husband of Alice Maud […]

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Recreation of wall stencil, 78 Derngate.

This wall stencil was designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh in 1920 during his time in Chelsea (1915-1923). It  was commissioned by W.J. Bassett-Lowke for the re-decoration of the Hall Lounge at 78 Derngate. The design replaced an earlier scheme by Mackintosh implemented in 1916-17. A set of drawings for this stencil scheme are in the RIBA […]

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Design drawing for the Hall Lounge of 78 Derngate

This drawing, in the collection of The Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery, was produced for W.J. Bassett-Lowke in 1916 whilst the Mackintoshes were living in Chelsea ( note the studio address written at the foot of the drawing ).  It shows in some detail key elements of the decorative scheme for the Hall Lounge of […]

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Furniture: Chair for 78 Derngate

This chair, which entered the collection of  The Victoria & Albert Museum (V&A) in 1970, was commissioned by W.J. Bassett-Lowke for the furnishing of 78 Derngate in 1916. Designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh, it matches in style and appearance the dark finish and angular forms seen in his interior scheme for the Hall Lounge. The […]

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Botanical drawing: “Rosemary” 1915

This botanical watercolour was produced by Mackintosh during his stay in Walberswick between 1914 and 1915. It featured in the 78 Derngate Centenary Exhibition “Charles Rennie Mackintosh & The Great War“. A number of sketches of Southwold and the surrounding area survive from Mackintosh’s first visit to Suffolk in 1897. In the early 1900s he travelled there […]

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Botanical drawing: “Petunia, Walberswick” 1914

This botanical watercolour was produced by Mackintosh during his stay in Walberswick between 1914 and 1915. It featured in the 78 Derngate Centenary Exhibition “Charles Rennie Mackintosh & The Great War“. A number of sketches of Southwold and the surrounding area survive from Mackintosh’s first visit to Suffolk in 1897. In the early 1900s he travelled there […]

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Botanical drawing: “Larkspur” August 1914

This botanical watercolour was produced by Mackintosh during his stay in Walberswick between 1914 and 1915. It featured in the 78 Derngate Centenary Exhibition “Charles Rennie Mackintosh & The Great War“. A number of sketches of Southwold and the surrounding area survive from Mackintosh’s first visit to Suffolk in 1897. In the early 1900s he travelled there […]

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Botanical drawing: Japanese Witch Hazel” 1915

This botanical watercolour was produced by Mackintosh during his stay in Walberswick between 1914 and 1915. It featured in the 78 Derngate Centenary Exhibition “Charles Rennie Mackintosh & The Great War“. A number of sketches of Southwold and the surrounding area survive from Mackintosh’s first visit to Suffolk in 1897. In the early 1900s he travelled there […]

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Botanical drawing: “Hazel Tree, Lamb’s Tails” 1915

This botanical watercolour was produced by Mackintosh during his stay in Walberswick between 1914 and 1915. It featured in the 78 Derngate Centenary Exhibition “Charles Rennie Mackintosh & The Great War“. A number of sketches of Southwold and the surrounding area survive from Mackintosh’s first visit to Suffolk in 1897. In the early 1900s he travelled there […]

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