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Sketcher's Notebook: p. 68 Sketch book cover designs and symbols of Glasgow's coat of arms. c.1915 - 1920

CRE MACKINTOSH, Charles Rennie; (Scottish; 1868-1928) The drawing is entered upside down against the principal sequence of the notebook. Mackintosh had designed The Hill House, Helensburgh for the publisher Walter Blackie between 1902 and 1904. The two men remained friends and during Mackintosh's years in London, Blackie provided him with commissions for book cover designs - see 41524, 52994, 52998 and 52999. Here Mackintosh is blocking out lettering for a volume related to Saints of Old Glasgow. At bottom there is a sketch in another hand of the bell, bird and fish with a ring which form part of Glasgow's coat of arms and relate to incidents associated with the life of the city's patron saint, St Mungo. No book of this title appears to have been published.