Design for a building containing studios for Francis Derwent Wood, Chelsea, London

M341 Design for a building containing studios for Francis Derwent Wood, Chelsea, London

Address: 50, Glebe Place, Chelsea, London
Date: 1920
Client: Francis Derwent Wood
Authorship: Authorship category 1 (Mackintosh) (Mackintosh)
1920
24 February: First mention of Francis Derwent Wood's studio in Mackintosh's diary: 'Mrs Derwent Wood called & sketched plan of her husband's proposed studio – To go to their house Thursday night'. 1
12 April: Wood wants Mackintosh to proceed with plans for studio. 2
17 April: Mackintosh delivers plans to Wood's house. 3
15 June: Wood asks Mackintosh to proceed with plans 'to cost about £5000'. 4
17 June: Mackintosh shows plans to Mr Clifton, surveyor to the Glebe of Chelsea. Clifton approves them, 'as in sketch state', but 'insists on more architectural qualities in elevation'. 5
23 June: Mackintosh notes in his diary that Wood 'does not want cottage in Glebe Place touched'. 6
9 December: Photo-reproduction of plans and section stamped by Holloway Brothers, builders, suggesting that building is likely to go ahead. 7

Notes:

1: The Hunterian, University of Glasgow: Mackintosh's diary for 1920, GLAHA 52408.

2: The Hunterian, University of Glasgow: Mackintosh's diary for 1920, GLAHA 52408.

3: The Hunterian, University of Glasgow: Mackintosh's diary for 1920, GLAHA 52408.

4: The Hunterian, University of Glasgow: Mackintosh's diary for 1920, GLAHA 52408.

5: The Hunterian, University of Glasgow: Mackintosh's diary for 1920, GLAHA 52408.

6: The Hunterian, University of Glasgow: Mackintosh's diary for 1920, GLAHA 52408.

7: The Hunterian, University of Glasgow: GLAHA 41658 (M341-005).