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Sir William Russell Flint Prints & Paintings


 



"Is my picture a signed, limited edition, a print, or an original painting..?"
russell flint signed picture

Many open edition/poster prints in the 1960s and 70s were stuck (dry mounted) onto board or canvas and then varnished
over to give the impression of an original oil painting.

Prints are made up of small dots, so by examining the surface with a magnifying glass, you should easily be able to see a difference...

99.9% of original paintings, particularly by famous artists such as L.S.Lowry, Sir William Russell Flint and David Shepherd
have a good provenance, tracing them back to a bill of sale by the artist, or a gallery that deals with such work;
even years ago these artists were very well known and an original would be a prized and expensive possession
It is extremely rare that such an item would turn up in a loft, house clearance, car boot sale, charity shop etc....





Is my print of any value.... a signed, limited edition...?

When a print is signed, it is usually signed in pencil (or ocassionally biro) just off the image on the bottom right of the picture...
Eg.. The signature on the image, is a printed signature (from the original painting).... This is not a signed print..
If the print has a mount upto the image, and is not showing any border around the print, it can usually be taken that this is
a poster print, (the pencil signature or publishers stamp will not be hidden behind the mount). The publishers stamp,
and/or numbering will usually be on the bottom left just off the image. There are many open edition (poster) prints by Lowry,
these are just decorative and do not have any substantial value
After the artist's death, limited edition prints have been published; these will show a publisher's embossed stamp
and/or numbering at the bottom of the print, just off the image.
russell flint guardian print

A large number of images by Sir William Russell Flint were published as calendar prints .. approx 14"x 18" image size...,
these are just decorative and have no secondary market value.
There are approximately a dozen or so poster prints by David Shepherd, the most common one being 'Wise old elephant'
Painted in the early 1960s... the printed signature on the image shows ...... David Shepherd '62

Cornwater Fine Art has specialized in the paintings and prints by Sir William Russell Flint, read more for over thirty years, and have on display over
500 edition prints, signed and unsigned; Also original watercolour paintings and red chalk drawings, for sale.
The limited edition prints, particularly the signed, limited edition prints (ie. pre 1969) were very sought after at the publication date,
and the entire edition could be sold out within several hours of release.
There is no 'second' edition of these prints, these are the original signed, limited editions that have over the years become highly collectable and
sought after works of art, some of which are over seventy years old.

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Recognized worldwide as a master of watercolour painting, Sir William Russell Flint's work enjoys the prominence of some of the finest and most experienced paintings of our time.
Other world renowned artists that we highly recommed viewing/purchasing, is the wildlife paintings view here of David Shepherd. His signed prints
and paintings are a stunning portrayal not only of the animals he paints, but of the atmosphere and landscapes throughout the world. It must be mentioned that the work of one particulary successful artist some forty to fifty years ago has now moved into enormous prominence both artistically and financially. The signed prints and paintings of L.S.Lowry are increasing in value on a regular basis and his work has now become of greater value than many modern masters. View here. Telephone:- England 01623 799 309

Sir William Russell Flint Prints and Paintings