'The Legend of the Blackthorns', Margaret MacDonald Mackintosh
Watercolour and gouache
40.0 x 34.0 (15 ¾ x 13 3/8)
Hunterian Art Gallery, University of Glasgow
It has been convincingly argued that this is a tribute painting by Margaret Macdonald to her late sister.
Blackthorn or Sloe is a winter-flowering plant commonly associated with mourning.
The two bowed pale figures can be seen as depictions of herself and Frances.