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The Glasgow Institute PLQ23 Plaque

Numbered Edition

Nicola’s design takes its inspiration from a poster for The Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts c.1895 created by sisters Margaret and Frances Macdonald and Frances’s husband James Herbert MacNair. These three artists together with Margaret’s husband Charles Rennie Mackintosh made up ‘The Four’ - who together made an important contribution to the development and recognition of a distinctive ‘Glasgow Style’.

The original poster’s muted colours of black, orange and khaki have been transformed by Nicola into a dramatic colour palette of greens, white, black and purple. Stylised round roses in shades of pink and red appear in the top corners of the design. Below two figures, their hair flowing, stand silently in contemplation. Such androgynous representations of the female form were criticised at the time, though today Nicola’s modern interpretation of the figures in her plaque, draws nothing more than sheer admiration.

Ex Tax: £916.67
  • Designer: Nicola Slaney
  • Dimensions: H 51.00 x W 28.00 x D 2.00 cm
  • Availability: In Stock


  • Product Width28.00cm
  • Product Height51.00cm
  • Product Depth2.00cm
  • Shape:PLQ23
  • Designer:Nicola Slaney
  • Edition:Numbered
  • Design Window (Style):People / Geometric & Stylised

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