This beautiful Duille fine art print features “The Little Bay, Port Vendres” made in pencil and watercolour by Charles Rennie Mackintosh in 1927 at Port Vendres in the south of France. It is thought by some scholars to be his final work.
Full of vivid detail and warm Mediterranean colour. “The Little Bay” here is reproduced at close to 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 lived with his wife Margaret in Port Vendres from 1923 after having given up architecture and design. Here he began to paint a series of watercolours including flower studies and port scenes. However the larger landscapes are perhaps the most significant and appealing of his works from this period.
Meticulously executed with striking compositions these paintings render their scenes with almost architectural precision. The absence of people and the celebration of man made and natural structures add to the effect. Everywhere the brightness of the southern sun brings a warm glow to the scenes. After the gloom of post-war London these days in Port Vendres must have brought welcome respite for the couple.
The Mackintoshes returned to London in 1927 so that Charles could receive treatment for an illness to which sadly in December 1928 he finally succumbed. His ashes were scattered in Port Vendres in keeping with his final wishes. “The Little Bay” is a poignant and beautiful reminder of Mackintosh’s genius.
This print is made with kind permission, directly from the original work held in the collection of The University of Glasgow.
A museum / archival quality giclée print on heavyweight Somerset Enhanced Radiant White Velvet 255gsm paper reproducing the original work close to actual size.
Your unframed print will be sent wrapped in acid-free tissue and protectively packed.
Size of unframed sheet: 297 x 420 mm [A3] – sheet includes a margin to allow for framing. Printed image size is 285w x 282h mm.
All materials are recyclable and come from environmentally responsible sources.