Queen of Clubs (for Hous'hill, Catherine Cranston's residence, Glasgow, Scotland) (Primary Title)
Queen (for Hous'hill, Catherine Cranston's residence, Glasgow, Scotland) (Former Title)

Margaret Macdonald Mackintosh, Scottish, 1865 - 1933 (Artist)

Decorative Arts
Furniture and Furnishings
wood, paint, gesso
Overall: 22 7/8 × 15 3/4 in. (58.1 × 40.01 cm)
Part of a set "Four Queens (for Hous'hill, Catherine Cranston's residence, Glasgow, Scotland)" (85.143.1-4)
Margaret Macdonald Mackintosh, wife of Scottish architect and designer Charles Rennie Mackintosh, created numerous stenciled and gessoed pictures for the tearooms that her husband designed for Catherine Cranston in Glasgow. Later Macdonald Mackintosh assisted her husband in the interior decoration of Hous’hill, Miss Cranston’s Glasgow residence. These four panels, originally set into the walls of the Card Room in Cranston’s house, depict the queens of the four card suits flanked by two court pages. Macdonald Mackintosh’s use of gesso to create a high-relief linear style was characteristic of her work during the period.
each panel signed, lower right, with monogram MMM and 1909
Gift of Sydney and Frances Lewis
Charles Rennie Macintosh and Margaret Macdonald Mackintosh Memorial
Exhibition, McLellan Galleries, Glasgow, Scotland, May 4 – 27, 1933;

"Charles Rennie Mackintosh: Architecture, Design and Painting," Royal Scottish Museum, Edinburgh, Aug 17- Sept 8, 1968;

"The Pre-Raphaelite Era 1848-1914," Delaware Art Museum, April-June 1976;

"Fanstic Illustration and design in Britain: 185-1930," Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Mar 18 - May 13, 1979.

"Margaret Macdonald Mackintosh," Hunterian Art Gallery, University of Glasgow, Nov. 26, 1983-Jan. 7, 1984, no. 56 (lent by Sydney and Frances Lewis);

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