“Yellow Tulips” Mackintosh Print


A museum-quality fine art giclée print of this stunning floral work by Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Available framed or unframed.

This striking and stylish watercolour from Mackintosh was produced in Chelsea, London just after the First World War. It features a vase of yellow tulips painted against the background of the artist’s Chelsea studio. This is a museum-quality archival print made using materials which will last for many years.

About the work
Yellow Tulips was painted around 1922 and is one of a series of watercolours featuring cut flowers [ Petunias 1916, Winter Rose 1916 and Peonies c.1920 are others ]. This period proved to be financially difficult for the artist and his wife Margaret. With wartime building restrictions having limited demand architectural commissions were hard to come by. The couple turned to producing textile designs which they sold to progressive manufacturers to raise funds. Mackintosh also turned to naturalistic watercolours producing a series of square format works over several years.

The backdrop to Yellow Tulips is a wall of bookshelves in Mackintosh’s Glebe Place studio. Stained black and characteristically colour coordinated with books in contrasting colours the shelves provide a rhythmic structure perfectly composed to highlight the sinuous curves of the flowers in the foreground. The flattened, graphic treatment and strong colour is reminiscent of the design of 78 Derngate 1916. Yellow Tulips was exhibited in Chicago at The International Exhibition of Watercolour Paintings and has featured in prominent collections and exhibitions since then.

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.

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.

This diagram shows the approximate scale when compared with a person.

A4 sheet print sizes
Overall size: 210 x 297mm
Size of printed image: Around 200 x 200mm
Top and bottom white margins to allow for framing: 47mm
Left and right white margins to allow for framing: 5mm

A3 sheet print sizes
Overall size: 297 x 420mm
Size of printed image: Around 280 x 280mm
Top and bottom white margins to allow for framing: 70mm
Left and right white margins to allow for framing: 10mm

Available ready framed too

Buy Yellow Tulips 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 aluminium frame with an off-white window mount and polymer crystal glazing.
A built in fitment makes wall hanging simple.

Add 'Framed A4 print' to your order.
Framing is available for the A4 size prints only.
Frame sizes: 325 x 325mm

Yellow Tulips A4 print framed

Yellow Tulips 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.


Print size

Framed A4 print, Unframed A3 print, Unframed A4 print

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