Unidentified domestic building, London

M347 Unidentified domestic building, London

Date: c. 1920
Authorship: Authorship category 1 (Mackintosh) (Mackintosh)

This project is known only from a drawing with no identifying inscription. The drawing shows two versions of the garden front of a three-storey Georgian-style building with attic dormers. It is five bays wide and has French windows on the ground floor. In one version the French windows are framed by round arches. In both versions, the second and fourth windows on the first floor have balconies. The word 'studios' is written on the verso, but the building looks domestic, and the inscription may not be contemporary with the drawing. However, it is comparable to the garden elevation of Harold Squire's studio, as shown in Mackintosh's Three Chelsea Studios drawing. 1

Authorship: The drawing was in Mackintosh's possession at his death and is annotated in his hand. On the verso is a design for a textile, which almost certainly dates from his London years, when he added textile design to his activities. The architectural drawing on the recto probably dates from the same period.

Status: Presumed unbuilt


1: London, British Museum: Department of Prints and Drawings, 1981-12-12-23 (M339-005) .