Mackintosh Fine Art Giclée Print – “Petunias”


This delightful Duille fine art print features “Petunias” made in pencil and watercolour by Charles Rennie Mackintosh in 1916 in Chelsea, London.
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This richly coloured and stylish watercolour from Mackintosh was produced in Chelsea, London during the First World War. It features a gorgeous cascade of Petunia flowers and also includes a textile design by the artist shown in the background. This is a museum-quality archival print made using materials which will last for many years.

About the work
“Petunias” was painted in 1916 and this mid-war period proved to be financially difficult for the artist and his wife Margaret. With wartime building restrictions limiting demand Mackintosh’s only major architectural commission that year was for 78 Derngate, Northampton. The couple turned to producing textile designs which they sold to progressive manufacturers to raise funds. One of these textile designs “Sweet Peas” features as a backdrop in “Petunias”. As a subject the Petunia seemed to hold a particular appeal for Mackintosh, painted here and also previously in 1914 at Walberswick. The flower also influenced the design at 78 Derngate where he specified ‘Petunia’ as one of the interior colours. Eighty years after its creation “Petunias” was exhibited in Glasgow in 1996 in a major retrospective Mackintosh exhibition.

Special features
This print is a museum / archival quality giclée print on heavyweight Somerset Enhanced Radiant White Velvet 255gsm paper reproducing the original work close to actual size.

Available unframed
Your unframed print will be sent wrapped in acid-free tissue and protectively packed.
Size of unframed sheet: 297w x 420h mm [A3] – sheet includes a margin to allow for framing. Printed image size is 274w x 267h mm.

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All materials are recyclable and come from environmentally responsible sources.

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