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Mackintosh, Charles Rennie, Cremona, Cathedral, study of west front


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Title Cremona, Cathedral, study of west front
Other Images Modern Photos
Collection Charles Rennie Mackintosh´s Northern Italian Sketchbook: Glasgow School of Art
Artist Mackintosh, Charles Rennie
Description The west front of Cremona Cathedral (1274-1606) is a mixture of Lombard Romanesque, Gothic and Renaissance, possibly the reason for Mackintosh describing it as ‘a caution', more likely in amazement than as a warning. He seems, however, to have been undecided about the cathedral's architectural quality. His first impression was that it was ‘disappointing', but on the following day had decided that it was the only building in the town ‘worth seeing' ('Diary', 14-15 June). He made a further drawing (Hunterian Art Gallery) of the Tabernacle, attributed to Marco Romano (c. 1310), below the rose window.
Page Number 38
Inscription Inscribed A CAUTION/CREMONA CATHEDRAL’, with other notes in pencil
Location Cremona
Subject Cremona; cathedrals; churches; facades; exterior elevations; Romanesque; Gothic (medieval); Renaissance; Churches (exteriors)
Measurements 230x160mm.
Rights Glasgow School of Art



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