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Folder containing 22 contact sheets and 224 negative of photographs taken by George Oliver. Majority are annotated. Includes: Museum of Childhood, Royal Scottish Museum, Henry Moore statues at Inverleith, New Town, Edinburgh University and Greyfriars graveyard.

Oliver, George

Photographs

A collection of photographs and negatives taken by George Oliver dating from 1948-1990 (apart from two dated c1897). George arranged his photographs into folders by approximate subject matter and gave each folder a title. This has been reflected in the catalogue with the folder titles in the catalogue being the exact titles George used. The folders have been arranged by subject matter where possible. There are exceptions to the above. Folders DC 066/2/20 and DC 066/2/86 have not been given a title by George and have been catalogued as 'Untitled'. There are exceptions to this with DC 066/2/78 containing photographs taken by Cordelia Oliver as they date from after George's death. As a result of the Mackintosh Building fire in 2014, folders DC 066/2/87, DC 066/2/88 and DC 066/2/89 contain photographs that have been rehoused since their deposit and are likely to have been taken out of other folders. It is not clear from which folders these photographs came originally, so they have been catalogued separately with their titles reflecting the subject matter of the photographs they contain.

Oliver, George

Associated Works

This collection includes works by a number of artists, designers and architects associated with Charles Rennie Mackintosh, including his wife Margaret Macdonald Mackintosh, his sister-in-law Frances Macdonald MacNair and his sister-in-law's husband Herbert MacNair. These works include textiles, designs, and four volumes of a Glasgow School of Art student publication called The Magazine, as well as several individual watercolours now separated from the publication. The collection also includes a number of models for proposed architectural schemes by Mackintosh.

Mackintosh, Charles Rennie

The Duncan Brown Photographic Collection

  • DB
  • Collection
  • 1853-1896

The collection consists of 305 photographs taken between 1853 and 1896. Sitters included local dignitaries, friends and family including John Brown, Queen Victoria's Ghillie. The collection also includes landscapes and the streets of Glasgow, particularly around the Pollokshields area on the south side of the city. Other subjects include ships, ship yards and stately houses.

Brown, Duncan

Plaster cast of Gothic capital

  • PC/120
  • Item
  • Mid 19th century-early 20th century
  • Part of Plaster Casts

Bears "Commission Royale Belge Atelier du Moulage Bruxelles" maker's stamp.

Commission Royale Belge Atelier du Moulage Bruxelles

Plaster cast of section of architrave with vines and eagle in clipeus

  • PC/159
  • Item
  • Mid 19th century-early 20th century
  • Part of Plaster Casts

Original: Lorenzo Ghiberti, 1452. Bronze. Gates of Paradise, Baptistry di San Giovanni, Florence, Italy. Currently in the collection of the Museo dell'Opera del Duomo, Florence, Italy. In 2019, this item was conserved and now includes a central fragment, which was originally catalogued as a separate cast (PC/187).

Not available / given

Plaster cast of King and Queen Column (Royal Portal Chartres Cathedral)

  • PC/031
  • Item
  • Mid 19th century-early 20th century
  • Part of Plaster Casts

This item was lost in the fire in The Mackintosh Building at The Glasgow School of Art on 15th June 2018.

Original: Also known as the Porte Royale, the West Portal was carved by 1150. The sculptures and reliefs were modelled on those in the triple west portal at St. Denis and at Chartres Cathedral.

Plaster cast of architectural fragment with leaf ornament

  • PC/115
  • Item
  • Mid 19th century-early 20th century
  • Part of Plaster Casts

Probably from an arcitrave. Oval shapes with decorative leaves. Bears "Musée de Sculpture Comparée du Trocadero, Paris, 1910" maker's stamp. Annotated "352" (carved).

Musée de Sculpture Comparée du Trocadero, Paris

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