“Blackthorn” Mackintosh Print


This beautiful Duille fine art print features “Blackthorn” made in pencil and watercolour by Charles Rennie Mackintosh in 1910 at Chiddingstone. Available framed or unframed.

The beautiful Blackthorn was made in Chiddingstone in 1910. This is a museum-quality archival print made using materials which will last for many years. A jewel – like work of beauty to bring continued enjoyment.

About the work
Charles Rennie Mackintosh and his wife Margaret visited Chiddingstone, Kent in 1910. Mackintosh made a series of works here ( including also Crab – Apple and Japonica ). These botanical drawings all have a similar format and are usually inscribed with the artist’s initials and also with those of who were with him. In this case the cartouche reads “CRM and MMM” ( Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Margaret Macdonald Mackintosh ). Blackthorn is a detailed study of the dramatic flowers and stems of Prunus spinosa ( a European native also known as ‘Sloe’ and used for flavouring gin ). The Blackthorn has dense clouds of snow-white flowers in spring. Like Japonica the style of this drawing shows the influence of Japanese aesthetics on Mackintosh’s work; an approach played out in numerous other designs during his career.

About giclée
The giclée process is ‘the best kind of fine art print available today’ and uses precision digital technology. Favoured by leading international museums and fine artists for superb detail and quality of reproduction with rich saturated colour. These prints are often mistaken for originals.

As with any work of art we recommend displaying your print away from direct sunlight to prevent fading.

Made to last
This is a hand-finished, museum-quality archival print made using materials which will last for many years. It is printed in archival quality pigment inks on Somerset Velvet 255gsm acid free paper reproducing the original work. This heavyweight mould-made paper won’t yellow or degrade like inferior products. Our prints will stay true, bright and beautiful for years.

Available unframed

This is an A4 sized print. The diagram shows the approximate scale when compared with a person.

A4 sheet print sizes
Overall size: 210 x 297mm
Size of printed image: 200 x 287mm
White edge margins: 5mm all round

Available ready framed too

Buy Blackthorn ready framed. Great for instant display or if you'd like to send a stunning gift.

Your print will be sent in a smart black frame and professionally sealed on the reverse.
The frame is polymer crystal-glazed fibreboard and includes a built in stand for table top use and a loop for wall hanging.

Add 'Framed A4 print' to your order.
Frame sizes: 240 x 330mm x 15mm


Blackthorn A4 print framed

Packed for protection with fast dispatch
Your print will be sent wrapped in protective packaging and dispatched quickly.
If you are in a hurry feel free to drop us a line to check on special express shipping options before ordering.

All materials are recyclable and come from environmentally responsible sources.

Fast dispatch of your prints from our Northampton, England studio in double quick time

Shipping: UK – £3.80. Europe – £13.50. World – £15.50.

Estimated delivery times
UK: 2-3 business days from dispatch.
Europe: 3-5 business days from dispatch.
Rest of world: 6-7 business days from dispatch.


Framing options

A4 print – black frame, A4 print – unframed

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