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International Decorative Art

The Newbery Frame

The Newbery Frame

Design Date
c. 1916

Designer
Charles Rennie Mackintosh (1868–1928, Scottish)

Media
painted pine wood

Dimensions
25 1/2 x 17 3/4 x 4 inches

The concentric rectangles on the bottom half of The Newbery Frame are similar to those found in Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s 1916 designs for a Glasgow tea room called "The Dug-Out". The frame was commissioned by Francis Newbery (1855–1946) from Mackintosh for one of Newbery's own paintings. Newbery was headmaster of the Glasgow School of Art, housed in a building designed by Mackintosh. The present photo in the frame is of Mackintosh's devoted wife, Margaret Macdonald (1864–1933), a very talented painter and decorative artist in her own right (photo taken c. 1900).  

Not currently on view

Markings
unmarked

Credit Line
Collection Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art

Accession Number
2004.2014

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