This distinctive Duille fine art print features “Fritillaria” made in pencil and watercolour by Charles Rennie Mackintosh in 1915 at Walberswick. Available framed or unframed.
This beautiful Duille fine art print features ‘The Snakeshead Fritillary’ (Fritillaria meleagris) drawn in pencil and watercolour by Charles Rennie Mackintosh in 1915 at Walberswick. It is one of his most well known botanical works; full of vivid detail, vitality and charm. Featuring the checkerwork pattern beloved of the artist, here the work is reproduced at actual size in stunning high resolution. This is a museum-quality archival print made using materials which will last for many years.
About the work
Mackintosh was living with his wife Margaret in the early part of the Great War period on the east coast of England from July 1914. Fritillaria was painted at Walberswick in 1915, likely in the spring when the species is in flower. Fritillaria meleagris is found naturalised in many parts of Europe and western Asia. At the time of Mackintosh’s drawing the plant was growing widely in British ancient hay meadows. Today it is less common in the wild but is popular as a garden plant. Mackintosh has taken great care to draw the checkered pattern of the petals and has even decorated the drawing’s cartouche with it too. The stylish composition and fine line work has a rhythmic quality suggestive of the gentle swaying and nodding of the plant in the breeze. Fritillaria is one of a series of related drawings featuring wild flowers made around the same period which were intended for publication in a book.
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.
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A4 print – black frame, A4 print – unframed