MACKINTOSH, Charles Rennie
(b. 1868, Glasgow, d. 1928, London)

Two blue flowers

Watercolour, over graphite, 264 x 209 mm
British Museum, London

Mackintosh and his wife Margaret Macdonald left Glasgow to settle temporarily in Walberswick, Suffolk, from August 1914 to early summer 1915. He intended to rest from the stress in Glasgow and focus on his painting, but flower drawing assumed a dominant role in his work, and he made over forty superbly elegant studies of plants.

The present watercolour depicts two flowers: Anemone and Pasque Walberswick. The inscription on the verso reads: "Anemone/by C.R and Margaret/Mackintosh (1915).

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