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Glasgow Eurotour South Side

Point E - House for an Art Lover

House for an Art Lover – Jenny Wilson

The house was recreated finally in 1990, from drawings by Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Margaret MacDonald. The House for an Art Lover was an entry into a German design competition to design a “Haus Eines Kunstfreundes” or “Art Lovers House” set by German design magazine “Zeitschrift Fur Innendekoration”. Mackintosh’s designs arrived late so were excluded, but when the other competitors saw what he had produced, they withdrew from the competition! https://www.houseforanartlover.co.uk/about/history-of-the-house

The House for an Art Lover features in the background of the painting by Jenny Wilson (whole painting is here http://www.jenniferwilsonart.co.uk/wedding.html) which alludes to the painting The Opera of the Seas by Margaret MacDonald https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Margaret_MacDonald_-_Opera_Of_The_Seas_1903.jpg