This stunning Duille fine art print features a Deco Christmas card design by Charles Rennie Mackintosh from 1922. Available framed or unframed.
This striking design for a Christmas card was one of Mackintosh’s final works and at the forefront of British graphic design when produced in 1922 in Chelsea, London. 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 Chelsea from 1916 after having moved from Walberswick on the east coast. This period proved to be financially difficult for the couple. With wartime building restrictions having limited demand architectural commissions were hard to come by; an exception being the work to remodel 78 Derngate in 1916. The couple turned to producing textile designs which they sold to progressive manufacturers to raise funds. Mackintosh also made a series of naturalistic watercolours in a square format over several years – including Petunias, Peonies, Winter Rose and Yellow Tulips.
In 1922 a commission from Northampton Industrialist W.J Bassett-Lowke for a Christmas card saw the development of Sailing Ships – [ also available to order ] – perhaps as a preparatory work. The final Christmas card design differed in detail and featured both the ships and trains which formed an important element of the client’s model making business. As with many works commissioned by Bassett-Lowke his own name featured prominently in the greetings panel and has been rendered using Mackintosh’s characteristic typographic style. The artist’s signature with date can be seen on the lower left hand side. The deco smoke puffs, abstract landscape and stylish lettering create an exciting, thoroughly modern image that greatly pleased the client.
A detailed discussion of Mackintosh’s process for the making of both works can be found in an article in our archive.
This unusual deco work from Mackintosh along with its companion piece Sailing Ships will make a stylish feature in any room.
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.
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.
Available unframed in a choice of two sizes
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All materials are recyclable and come from environmentally responsible sources.
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