Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Margaret Macdonald Mackintosh moved to Chelsea in 1915 and soon became part of the bohemian set of artists living in the area. 49 Glebe Place was originally designed for the painter Harold Squire and was briefly used by Augustus John.
From 1948-1966 the house was the home of artist Edward le Bas whose nephew, Richard Burrows, the current owner, generously hosts this visit. During his lifetime, Le Bas collected around 350 paintings of which 332 were shown in A Painter’s Collection in 1963 at the Royal Academy. The collection included works by Picasso, Delacroix and Bloomsbury Group painters. An eclectic mix of paintings and sculptures from Le Bas’s collection can be seen at 49 Glebe Place. It includes sketches by Augustus John and Sir John Everett Millais, seascapes, and charming portraits, a highlight of which is a study of Vanessa Bell, painted by Duncan Grant.
Wednesday 16 October 2019
from 6pm to 8pm
Tickets cost £24 and are available from eventbrite.
This special evening event is a unique opportunity to step back in time and take in the Studio and wonderful art on display. During the evening the Society Director, Stuart Robertson will give an update on The Hill House and the Mackintosh Building at the School of Art.
Evening event includes drinks and nibbles. All proceeds go to the CRM Society.
CRM Society Members Only, but new Members are always welcome.
Please note places are limited for this event, so please book early on Eventbrite.