RU inscr. in pencil b.r. "St Marys Bridport"; inscr. in pencil b.r. "31" [not by Mackintosh] CRE MACKINTOSH, Charles Rennie; (Scottish; 1868-1928) These four gravestones sketched at St. Mary's, Bridport, Dorset, are all eighteenth-century; two of them are dated 1731 and 1746. Such drawings demonstrate Mackintosh's keen interest in decorative lettering, and, at times, the cryptic content of headstones inscriptions.
The sketch is from Mackintosh's second sketching trip to England, in the summer of 1895, when he visited Hampshire, Dorset and Somerset.