This stunning Duille fine art print features “The Harvest Moon” made in pencil and watercolour by Charles Rennie Mackintosh in 1892 in Glasgow.
Available framed or unframed.
The Harvest Moon was made in pencil and watercolour by Charles Rennie Mackintosh in 1892. It is an enigmatic, richly detailed work beautifully coloured and packed with symbolism. Here it is reproduced in stunning high resolution as a museum-quality archival print made using materials which will last for many years.
About the work
Mackintosh painted The Harvest Moon in 1892 when he was just twenty four years old and an apprentice at the Glasgow architectural practice of Honeyman & Keppie where he was later made partner. This was also the year in which he met Margaret Macdonald whom he later married. Mackintosh during this period was influenced in his work and philosophy by multiple, diverse sources and he produced several abstract symbolist works of which The Harvest Moon was the first. Life and death, good and evil, night and day, dreams and imagination are represented in symbols and mutated forms. In The Harvest Moon a winged central figure hovers encircling the glowing full Moon. An attenuated figure ( influenced it is thought by Alexandre Cabanel’s The Birth of Venus ) drifts, cloud-like below. Set against an inky blue firmament the scene is viewed through an almost impenetrable thicket of thorny branches laden with ripe berries as if we are glimpsing a spiritual realm revealed to us only in part and with personal struggle. The Harvest Moon was presented as a gift from Mackintosh to his friend and mentor John Keppie in 1894 who kept it for his whole life.
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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All materials are recyclable and come from environmentally responsible sources.
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Shipping: UK – £3.80. Europe – £12.50. World – £14.50.
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.
A4 print – black frame, A4 print – unframed, A3 print – unframed