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Textile design: tulips and checks (recto) Various pencil sums (verso)

RU CRE MACKINTOSH, Charles Rennie; (Scottish; 1868-1928) This design is on the verso of a circular from the Lyceum Club, 128, Piccadilly, W., dated 22 May 1915.
Plant forms were abstracted by Mackintosh to create repeat patterns suitable for printed textiles. The vivid, bold colours suggests the influence of the 'Ballet Russes', as well as contemporary painting through the richness and freedom of…