'Design for an Appliqué Panel, for Fritz Waerndorfer, Vienna', 1903, Frances MacDonald McNair

Black and white photograph of design with two figures intertwinedPencil and watercolour
inscr. v.: ‘Numero 40 Aquarelle / Sujet / L’ESPRIT DE ROSE / Prix - 20 Roubles. / Nom de L’Artiste / Frances McNair / 54 Oxford St / Liverpool / Angleterre’
30.5 x 30.5 (12 x 12)
Private Collection

Waerndorfer was a leading patron of the Wiener Werkstatte, the luxury design workshop of the Vienna Secession.

In 1903 the Mackintoshes were commissioned to design a music room for his Vienna town house.

This is a design for one of four panels which adorned a decorative dividing curtain separating the music room from the dining room by Josef Hoffmann.