“The Silver Apples of The Moon”


A jewel-like framed print detail of this beautiful work by Margaret Macdonald.

Ordering from outside the UK? Please see our note below.

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This beautiful framed print is of an exquisite detail taken from The Silver Apples of The Moon a 1912 watercolour by Margaret Macdonald.

The Silver Apples of The Moon was first exhibited in Glasgow by The Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour in 1912. It was shown with a companion work by the artist The Mysterious Gardenalso available.

Margaret Macdonald became highly skilled in watercolour and developed a series of works from around 1900. She and her husband Charles Rennie Mackintosh were influenced by European Symbolism. It is thought that The Silver Apples of The Moon is inspired by a poem from 1899 ‘The Song of Wandering Aengus’ by W.B. Yeats. “I will find out where she has gone And kiss her lips and take her hands; And walk among the long dappled grass, And pluck till time and times are done The silver apples of the moon, The golden apples of the sun”. The theme is romantic – a hero in search of his love.

The Silver Apples of The Moon has a radiant presence which can’t fail to draw the eye.

Margaret Macdonald – a pioneering artist and businesswoman.
Margaret Macdonald was born in Tipton, England in 1864. She studied at the Glasgow School of Art with her sister Frances where they met Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Herbert McNair. In the mid 1890s the Macdonald Sisters opened a studio in Hope Street, Glasgow working together for around 10 years. They produced metalwork, graphics, and book illustrations. She later collaborated with Mackintosh whom she married in 1900.

Ready to display.
The print is presented in a stunning all white frame which adds to its jewel-like quality; it’ll look great in any setting. With a weighty, quality feel it can be stood on a shelf or desktop but also includes a hanging loop for wall display.

Produced by Duille, Northampton, England.
Adapted from an original 1912 work by Margaret Macdonald.
The frame is suitable for table top use or for wall hanging and is sealed on the reverse with traditional framers tape to help prolong the life of your print.

Made to last
This work is made from high quality materials designed to last for many years. It is printed in archival quality pigment inks on Somerset Velvet 255gsm acid free paper and mounted in a sealed polymer crystal-glazed fibreboard frame. As with any work of art we recommend displaying your print away from direct sunlight to prevent fading.

Overall dimensions: 27cm x 27cm x 6cm.
Printed image 12cm x 12cm.

All materials are recyclable and come from environmentally responsible sources.

Ordering from outside the UK?
The heavy frames of these prints unfortunately mean heavier air-shipping costs. Please contact us before ordering if you would like some less expensive options for your location; we’re most happy to give friendly, no-obligation advice.


Card only, 1st class Royal Mail (UK), 2nd class Royal Mail (UK), 1st class Europe, 1st class Rest of world

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