Mackintosh art to be auctioned in Edinburgh
The single largest collection of Charles Rennie Mackintosh art is to be auctioned off in Edinburgh.
The Scottish artist is most famous as one of the members of the collaborative group ‘The Four’ – prominent members of the ‘Glasgow School’ movement in the late 1800s. His watercolour tulips are renowned the world over and the painting ‘Yellow Tulips’ is expected to fetch up to £150,000.
The collection consists of over 100 items that have been valued at £1 million and is considered to be one of the most important collections of Scottish art from the early 20th century. The art currently belongs to Donald and Eleanor Taffner.
Before the art is auctioned off by Lyon & Turnball on September 7th, it will be displayed at the Glasgow School of Art and the Edinburgh International Festival.
John Mackie, from Lyon & Turnbull, said: “Donald and Eleanor Taffner made an extraordinary contribution to Scotland’s cultural heritage with their interest and promotion of the work of Charles Rennie Mackintosh and his circle. We are honoured to have been chosen to sell their collection.”