Queen of Spades (for Hous'hill, Catherine Cranston's residence, Glasgow, Scotland) (Primary 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
Shifman, Barry. Arts & Crafts, Art Nouveau, Art Deco: Selections from the Sydney and Frances Lewis Decorative Arts Galleries at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Richmond, VA: Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 2015. p.12-3.

Charles Rennie Macintosh and Margaret Macdonald Mackintosh Memorial
Exhibition. Glasgow: McLellan Galleries, 1933. Exhibition catalog. (No. 25)
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