One of a rare set of three ( available separately), original architectural drawings, of graduating sizes, by the Scottish architect-designer, Charles Rennie Mackintosh (1868-1928), for his client, Major Hugh Brown Collins. The drawings relate to Auchenbothie Lodge, Kilmacolm; an executed design.
Pencil, pen and wash on a glazed linen type paper; circa May 1900~August 1901, stamped , `Approved by County of Renfrew`; further signed with the firm’s name , “ Honeyman Keppie & Mackintosh”.
h: 8.75” w:15”excluding frame.
In 1900 Mackintosh was instructed by H B Collins, a mining engineer, to design a gate lodge for his mansion in Kilmacolm. The plans were revised in 1901 and Mackintosh produced a cube-shaped house which showed a definite awareness and indeed recognized influence, of CFA Voysey`s work. The walls of the building are notably thick and the roof steeply pitched, rising to a large chimneystack.
At this period Mackintosh had just joined the architectural firm of Honeyman & Keppie, and excecuted the drawings in the role of draughtsman and assistant, later becoming a full partner. The partnership of Honeyman Keppie & Mackintosh was formed on 1 January 1901. The legal dissolution of the partnership took place in June 1914. Other drawings from this commission survive in the Mackintosh collections at the Hunterian Art Gallery in Glasgow.
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