• The Sleeping Princess Gesso Panel

    by Margaret Macdonald Mackintosh – in the Drawing Room at The Hill House, Helensburgh, Scotland.

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This web site features prints of gesso panels by Margaret Macdonald Mackintosh as well as prints of gesso panels by Dai and Jenny Vaughan inspired by her work.

Here you will also find details of her life before she met Charles Rennie Mackintosh, and also of the life and work she shared with him, as well as a description of what is gesso, the history of gesso and of Margaret Macdonald’s unique way of working with this medium.

Our Prints, arranged by collection

The Hill House Collection

home to The Sleeping Princess gesso panel

The Sleeping Princess gesso panel by Margaret Macdonald Mackintosh was completed in 1906 and is set into a recess above the fireplace in the Drawing Room of The Hill House, Helensburgh

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The House For an Art Lover

home to The Story of the Rose collection

This series of 24 Gesso panels by Dai and Jenny Vaughan are in the Dining Room of the House for an Art Lover in Bellahouston Park, Glasgow.  Nine of these are available to buy as prints.


See The House for an Art Lover prints.

The original Willow Tearooms

home to O ye, all ye that walk in Willow Wood

The Willow Tea Rooms at 217 Sauchiehall Street were designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Margaret Macdonald, and opened in 1903.

See the Willow Wood prints


home to The Seven Princesses gesso panel

This museum is where you can see Margaret Macdonald Mackintosh’s largest gesso panel, The Seven Princesses, which is considered to be her masterpiece.

See The Seven Princesses prints

Mackintosh House

home to the The Red Rose & The White Rose

The Mackintosh House is internally an accurate reconstruction of the house where Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Margaret Macdonald lived from 1906 to 1914.

See The White Rose & The Red Rose prints

O ye, all ye that walk in Willow Wood

A short film on the creation of the gesso panel for the renovated Willow Tea Rooms in 2018

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