Memorial to Robert McKechnie in Paisley Abbey

M289 Memorial to Robert McKechnie in Paisley Abbey

Address: Paisley PA1 1JG
Date: 1908
Client: A. B. McKechnie
Authorship: Authorship category 4 (Office) (Office)

Colour photograph of commemorative plaque to Robert McKechnie

A. B. McKechnie commissioned Honeyman, Keppie & Mackintosh to make a memorial brass to his grandfather, Robert McKechnie (1781–1853), a physician, to be erected in Paisley Abbey. It is a modest, wall-mounted plaque in the Abbey's N. transept, also commemorating Robert McKechnie's wife, mother and sister. At the same date Honeyman, Keppie & Mackintosh carried out alterations to McKechnie's home, The Red House in Milliken Park, Renfrewshire. These two commissions are recorded together in the firm's job books.

Authorship: This is one of over 270 jobs carried out in the office of John Honeyman & Keppie (Honeyman, Keppie & Mackintosh from 1901) during Mackintosh's time there. Mackintosh undoubtedly worked on many of these, but there is no specific evidence for his involvement in this case.

Cost from office job book: £10 10s 0d

Status: Memorial extant

Grid Reference: NS 48559 63954 (Paisley Abbey)

GPS coordinates: lat = 55.844951, lng = -4.420283   (Map)