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    14. Summer Palace of Queens of Aragon

    With the approach of summer in 1924, the Mackintoshes moved down to Collioure after their winter in Amelie-les-Bains.

    "We think it is one of the most wonderful places we have ever seen."




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  • Trail 2. Collioure

    14. Summer Palace of Queens of Aragon



    Coming into Collioure from Port Vendres, on your right you will find the steps at the entrance to the Trois Mas Hotel. Here you will find a reproduction of Mackintosh's view of "The Summer Palace of the Queens of Aragon".

  • Trail 2. Collioure

    14. Summer Palace of Queens of Aragon



    The painting was actually painted higher up than this vantage point and where Mackintosh sat is now private housing.

    This is the actual view across the bay which closely represents Mackintosh's painting.

  • Trail 2. Collioure

    14. Summer Palace of Queens of Aragon

    National Trust for Scotland


    The hills in the background have been exaggerated to highlight the angular monotoned palace.

  • Trail 2. Collioure

    15. Collioure




    At the southern end of the promenade, follow the quay round to your left. You will find the reproduction against the stone wall beside the diving school changing rooms.

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    15. Collioure




    This view was painted from further round on the Plage de Boutigues.

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    15. Collioure

    The Art Institute of Chicago

    In his day there were over a hundred fishing boats working out of here. Unlike most artists he deliberately avoids the phallic church tower.

    This is one of the few paintings exhibited during his lifetime and was shown in 1926 in Chicago where it now owned by the Art Institute.

  • Trail 2. Collioure

    16. A Southern Town




    Outside the public lavatories at the end of the promenade which skirts the base of the Palais is a reproduction of "A Southern Town".

  • Trail 2. Collioure

    16. A Southern Town




    There were no hotels in Collioure and the Mackintoshes rented rooms in one of the houses in the Faubourg. All the Collioure paintings date from the summer of 1925.

  • Trail 2. Collioure

    16. A Southern Town

    Hunterian Art Gallery,
    University of Glasgow



    The angles and rooflines are emphasised and the fictitious mountain background again balances the natural environment with the man-made. Unusually for Mackintosh, this painting shows human figures outside the café.




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