Papers of Jessie Keppie, 1868-1934, artist

Scope and Content

Menus and dinner invitation to artistic gatherings with a sketch by James E Christie

London Sketch Club ephemera including menus, invitations, cards with sketches by Shepperson , W Lee Hank, Rene Butt and Jock Bere 1902-1906

F. Carruthers Gould ephemera containing invites to private views

Studies for Pictures by J Moyr Smith 1868

Information on John Burnet, Architect, 1814-1901

Photograph album c.1983

The photograph album contains photographs of "The Immortals", including Jessie Keppie , Charles Rennie Mackintosh , Herbert MacNair , Frances Macdonald , Margaret Macdonald and others of their circle.

The Moyr Smith sketches are from Moyr Smith's first published book Studies in Pictures . Smith trained in Glasgow, becoming influenced by Alexander Thomson and Daniel Cottier, moving to London in 1864.

Of great importance is a sketch book of drawings by Charles Rennie Mackintosh. The sketchbook, dating from the 1890s, consists of 19 drawings of flowers, furniture sketches, and interior sketches of Craigie Hall, Pollockshields, Glasgow.

Administrative / Biographical History

Jessie Keppie was the youngest sister of John Keppie , architect. She studied at the Glasgow School of Art between 1888-1899 under Fra Newbery and James Dunlop. She worked in watercolours, painting landscapes and flowers in a 'wet' manner, probably influenced by Arthur Melville.


The arrangement of the material reflects the order in which it was deposited.

Access Information

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Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

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Archivist's Note

Fonds level description compiled by Adele Ashley-Smith, Archivist, 2000-2001 Updated by David Powell, Hub Project Archivist, 5 November 2001 Updated by David Powell, Hub Project Archivist, 14 May 2002 Archives Hub description updated by Carrie Skinner, Logjam Project Officer, September 2011

Appraisal Information

This material has been appraised in line with Glasgow School of Art Archives and Collections standard procedures.

Custodial History


Related Material

Further information concerning Jessie Keppie and her circle of friends may be gained from the GSAs collection of newspaper cutting available in the search room.


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