8. A Southern Port

Glasgow Museums,
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

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Pencil and watercolour

Mackintosh viewed this Southern coastal scene from the Hotel du Commerce, where he captured the  landmarks of the eighteenth century fortifications of Fort Mailly, Sidi Ferruch to the right and the rue du Soleil to the left. 

The eye is drawn towards the open sea in the distance.  Lowering the level of the quay  affords us a better view.

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