May 1913: Lady Artists’ Club Exhibition – Loan of Work by the Late Margaret Wilson (Mrs Hamilton Mackenzie)

An article on page five of The Glasgow Herald, on Monday the 5th of May, 1913, reads:




A loan exhibition of pictures and decorative work by the late Margaret Wilson (Mrs Hamilton Mackenzie)

was opened on Saturday in the Lady Artists’ Club, Blythswood Square, Glasgow. The exhibition includes

not only portraiture of exceptional merit but some finely executed flower studies and a series of clever

Continental views. The portraits, especially those entitled ‘Retrospection’ and ‘Contemplation,’ reveal

remarkable artistic insight, while the flower studies are interesting not only for the arrangement of the

subjects but for the neatness and delicacy of their colouring. The rose and begonia studies are particularly

fascinating. Included in the Continental sketches are several dealing with Venice, which are also notable for

their unconventional perspective and fine colouring. Apart from the pictures there is shown a number of fine

enamels and embroideries, a case of jewellery, and a collection of rare metal work. The exhibition will remain

open until the end of the month.”



George Fairfull-Smith, May 2024.