A student publication by Charles Rennie Mackintosh and his contemporaries at the Glasgow School of Art is now available online via VADS at: http://www.vads.ac.uk/collections/GSAMAG
A Pond, November 1894 by Frances Elizabeth Macdonald
The Magazine is an illustrated handwritten journal which was circulated among a group of friends who were associated with the Glasgow School of Art in the early 1890s, including Charles Rennie Mackintosh, his future wife Margaret Macdonald and her sister Frances. Its four volumes contain 33 textual pieces of which 14 are poems, and 104 illustrations ranging from pen and ink drawings, to watercolours, photographs, photogravures and etchings, many produced by significant artists at the beginning of their careers.
In 2009 the School’s Charles Rennie Mackintosh collection was named as a Recognised Collection of National Significance by Museums Galleries Scotland (MGS) and in 2010 received £36,988 in Recognition grant funding from MGS for its Magazine project. This important award allowed for the full conservation of The Magazine, and the digitisation of all four volumes.
[Frontispiece], Spring 1896 by Agnes Raeburn
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