“The White Rose and the Red Rose” ( Glasgow )


A museum-quality fine art giclée print of this stunning work by pioneering artist Margaret Macdonald.

This stunning Duille fine art print features “The White Rose and the Red Rose” the 1902 panel by Margaret Macdonald.

A version of this work was produced for ‘The Rose Boudoir’ exhibition setting shown in Turin jointly by Margaret and her husband Charles Rennie Mackintosh and we also offer a print of this version. Margaret made a second version of the panel ( from which this print is taken ) and it is now displayed within the reconstructed interior of their home, ‘The Mackintosh House’, in Glasgow which can be visited.

About the work
Margaret Macdonald became highly skilled in the gesso techniques used to produce The White Rose and the Red Rose. She used a distinctive piping technique, along with paint, inset glass beads and pieces of shell. This work is one of her best gesso pieces and whilst its meaning and symbolism are subjects of speculation, the depiction of briar roses and the gaze from a central figure of great beauty evoke sensual love in a powerful way. It’s a work that can’t fail to engage you.

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.

Produced by Duille, Northampton, England.
Adapted from an original 1902 work by Margaret Macdonald and reproduced directly from the original work by kind permission of The University of Glasgow.

Made to last
This is a 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. 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
Which print size to choose?

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

A3 sheet print details
Overall size: 297 x 420mm
Size of printed image: 275 x 267mm
Top and bottom white margins to allow for framing: 76mm
Left and right white margins to allow for framing: 11mm
A4 sheet print details
Overall size: 210 x 297mm
Size of printed image: 200 x 194mm
Top and bottom white margins to allow for framing: 51mm
Left and right white margins to allow for framing: 5mm

Both sizes fit standard ready to use frames which are widely available.

Packed for protection with fast dispatch
Your unframed print will be sent wrapped in acid-free tissue and protectively packed.

All materials are recyclable and come from environmentally responsible sources.

Also available to order is a ready-framed detail print of this work.

Print size

A3 print, A4 print

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