Below is a photograph of one of Louis Saul
Langfier's studios. He had studios in Glasgow,
Edinburgh and London at these
If you can suggest which of these studios appears in the
photograph below, please
email me. Thank you.
Louis Saul Langfier's Studio
Reproduced with acknowledgement to Karen Alcorn, grand-daughter of Louis
Thanks also to Karen's cousin, Doreen Brady for passing this photograph to me.
The Same Room - 2012
See 'Reply 1' below
Joseph Sharples, University of Glasgow
Thank you to Joseph Sharples for recognising this studio and sending me
a recent photograph of the same room (above).
137 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow
"I can identify the studio shown in this
It is as 137 Sauchiehall Street Glasgow.
It is at the back of the
building, overlooking Sauchiehall Lane. The room still exists, and I
attach a photograph of it (from the opposite end) taken a couple of months
This was clearly where Langfier exhibited his
work, but I wonder if he took his photographs in the corresponding room at
the front, overlooking Sauchiehall Street, which faces north and has a
roof mostly of glass.
Charles Rennie Mackintosh
"I am interested in this building because it
was designed by Honeyman, Keppie & Mackintosh, the architectural firm in
which Charles Rennie Mackintosh was a partner.
I don't see any evidence of Mackintosh's hand
in its design, though he seems to have made a design for an elaborate
wrought-iron enclosure for the building's lift, which unfortunately was
not carried out."
Joseph Sharples, Chief Researcher, Mackintosh Architecture:
Context, Making and Meaning,
The Hunterian, University of Glasgow: June 20, 2011