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Issue 1 - Pride of Scotland: Charles Rennie Mackintosh

Scotland Magazine Issue 1
March 2002

 

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Pride of Scotland: Charles Rennie Mackintosh

Perhaps the greatest Scottish artist, architect and designer, Rennie Mackintosh (see feature, pages 22 to 25) was born one of 11 children in Glasgow. Influenced by Scottish traditions and Japanese simplicity, he is famed worldwide for Art Nouveau elegance. His wife, Margaret Macdonald Mackintosh, often collaborated with him to produce his innovative designs.

The tin and stained glass hanging light, a design from 1860, was one of several used by the artist in his drawing room and bedroom when resident at 120 Main Street, Glasgow. At auction, the light sold for £1,840, slightly higher than the estimated £1,000-£1,500. The sale was held by Bonhams at the Glasgow School of Art: 'Design 1860 to the Present Day', on 8th November 2001.