Framed print – The White Rose and the Red Rose


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

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This beautiful framed print is of an exquisite detail taken from 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. 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.

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.

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 1902 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.

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