The Hedonists

Sir William Russell Flint

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

hedonists russell flint print
'The Hedonists'
Limited edition of 300
Date of publication, 1930
Image Size 18.9" X 14".
'If one had to select a milestone in the early development of Russell Flint's style, 'The Hedonists' should certainly be a candidate...
More and more was Russell Flint falling in love with the South of France, with the cloudless skies and the sun-soaked guarrigues with their ageless hill villages.
The two thousand years old aquaduct of Pont de Gard, which he was to describe as one of his favourite places on earth,
transported water from the great spring at Uzés across 50km of wild country to the Roman city of Nemausus,
and it was here at Nîmes in the shadow of the Temple of Diana that Russell Flint's hedonists whiled away their summer days in the central pool of the Jardin de la Fontaines.' (p. 136)

Flint had originally intended to paint the scene from a boat floating in the water but later decided that a higher vantage on the terrace above the pools was more advisable than risking the treacherous waters.

Should you wish to explore the area in France that Sir William spent so much of his time; This holiday house in the Dordogne can provide
a beautiful experience for those who enjoy the countryside and wish to visit the many towns and villages of great character.
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