An Awkward Encounter (signed limited edition)

Sir William Russell Flint

P.R.A., P.R.W.S., R.S.W., R.O.I., R.E.

russell flint awkward encounter print mounted

'An Awkward Encounter'
Date of Publication September, 1956.
Signed,Limited Edition print of 760.
Image size 16.1" X 22"

Once again, an elegant study of Cecilia Green in her favourite striped skirt, and Francesca sitting.
The setting was Argilliers, Uzès.
In the castle of Bron de Castille, who through some clerical error, managed to escape the guillotine in 1794

Obviously there is the appearance of some story in the painting, although all the girls are in fact Cecilia Green.
The unexpected arrival of one person gives the appearance of unease and emabarassment amongst the whole group,
unfortunately the artist has left the details to the viewer's imaginagation, and is quite content with portraying a display of differing emmotions.

The castle was built on the 13th-century foundations of a fortress by Gabriel Joseph de Froment, Baron de Castille, who was born in Uzès in 1747 and,
inspired by his travels in Italy, filled his new castle with columns towards the end of the 18th century.
Picasso was so taken with the property he tried to buy it several times,
but Cooper, an early collector and scholar of Cubist art, refused.
Picasso did, however, leave his mark on the 6,000sq ft property.