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


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.

Two versions of this work were produced. One was for ‘The Rose Boudoir’ exhibition setting shown in Turin jointly by Margaret and her husband Charles Rennie Mackintosh; this version is featured in our print. Margaret made a second version of the panel and it is now displayed within the reconstructed interior of their home, ‘The Mackintosh House’, in Glasgow which can be visited. We also offer prints of that second version – ‘The Glasgow version‘.

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 reproducing the original work.

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.

Available unframed in a choice of two sizes

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 The White Rose and The Red Rose 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

The White Rose and The Red Rose framed

The White Rose and The Red Rose 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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