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Charles Rennie Mackintosh (1868 - 1928)

Lot 5: Charles Rennie Mackintosh

Sotheby's

April 20, 2001
London, United Kingdom

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Charles Rennie Mackintosh
'sketch for panel, 3 lilybank terrace', glasgow. design for mantlepiece incorporating painted panel, 1901
pencil and watercolour on paper, inscribed in pencil 'Sketch for Panel. 3 Lilybank Terrace', 'Painted Panel 3 Feet x 3 Feet.', 'Scale Iinch = 1 Foot.', '120 Mains Street Blythswood Sq Glasgow'
the reverse inscribed in pencil 'Mr Wylie Hill Balthayock. Perth.' (possibly in a later hand)
292 by 274mm
This fireplace was commissioned by R. Wylie Hill of 3, Lilybank Terrace, Glasgow. Wylie Hill's wife was a member of the Rowat family, who was acquainted with Mackintosh through Jessie Rowat, the wife of Fra H. Newbery. Billcliffe notes that the fender in steel, glass and leather is the only part of the original design to survive in the house, which is now occupied by a girls' school.
Provenance:
Formerly in the collection of Dr Thomas Howarth.
Present owner
Literature:
For a photograph of the fender and another design for this fireplace incorporating the fender but without the central panel see: Roger Billcliffe, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, The complete furniture, furniture drawings & interior designs, Guildford, 1979, pp. 113-114, cat.no. 1901.57 and D1901.58.

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