Lot 12
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Frances Macdonald Macnair

7,000 - 9,000 USD
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  • Frances Macdonald Macnair
  • "Spirit of the Rose"
  • with Fine Art Society exhibition label on the reverse
  • silk thread worked in couching, satin, French knot and other stitches on silk and cotton ground
  • Approximately 20 x 20 inches


Charles MacDonald, brother of the artist
A. L. Dunderdale, Douglass Castle, by descent
Fine Art Society, London
Sotheby's London, April 22, 1994, lot 230
Acquired from the above by the present owner


Glasgow 1900, The Fine Art Society, Edinburgh, Glasgow and London, 1979, no. 58


Fiona C. MacFarlane, Glasgow School of Art Embroidery, 1894-1920, Glasgow, 1980, p. 29 (for the related textile design in the collection of the Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery)
Pamela Robertson, ed., Doves and Dreams: The Art of Frances MacDonald and J. Herbert McNair, exh. cat., Hunterian Art Gallery, Glasgow and Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, 2006-2007, p. 130 (for the above related work)

Catalogue Note

A related textile design by Frances MacDonald MacNair executed in pencil and watercolor is in the collection of the Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery, University of Glasgow (GLAHA 52305).