The Flourish by Herbert MacNair

This work formed part of MacNair's first and only solo exhibition held in London in 1898.

Details

Medium:
Pastel on panel Dimensions: 46.3 x 44.5 cm
Art Fund grant:
£2,371 ( Total: £7,410)
Acquired in:
2005
Vendor:
Christie's

The Glasgow Herald commented on the drawings, 'They are the work of a dreamer in love with the land of faery, who has the truly northern delight in symbolism.' MacNair was particularly preoccupied with imaginative and symbolist themes and was inspired by the mysticism and femininity of Frances and Margaret Macdonald's art. He married Frances and Charles Rennie Mackintosh married Margaret, together forming the 'Glasgow Four'.

Provenance

The artist; by descent in the family to Alan Dunderdale; Fine Art Society; Gordon House, 1990; Gordon House estate, 2004.

Venue details

Hunterian Art Gallery University of Glasgow, 82 Hillhead Street, GLASGOW Strathclyde G12 8QQ 0141 330 4221 www.glasgow.ac.uk/hunterian

Entry details

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