RU s.d. b.r. "CRM / 1891."; inscr. b.l. "ORVIETO." CRE MACKINTOSH, Charles Rennie; (Scottish; 1868-1928) The Alexander Thompson Studentship of 1890 funded Mackintosh's tour of Italy in 1891. Mackintosh is believed to have stayed in Orvieto from the 4-9 May. He was particularly impressed with the cathedral's 14th-century facade: 'Built of white marble, with bands of red, purple, blue, black, brown, yellow, marble, beautiful twisted columns.' (Italian diary).