La Voulte sur Rhone

Sir William Russell Flint

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


russell flint la voulte sur rhone print mounted
'La Voulte sur Rhone'
Published by Frost and Reed
Date of Publication April, 1969.
Signed,Limited Edition print of 850.
Image size 17.5" X 24"
The history of Russell Flint. 1880-1969.

On the west bank of the mighty Rhone, half way between Lyon and the Mediterranean stands La Voulte.
Dominating the town is the solid uncompromising Chateau.
The Chateaux of the Loire can be delicate, graceful fairy-tale creationsm conjuring up visions of the Sun King and his hedonistic courtiers.
Not so La Voulte; this is a fortress, a bastion set on a rock crag to control the place where, according to some aurhorities Hannibal crossed the Rhone.

For six yrs. Russell Flint trained as a draughtsman in an Edinburgh printers, this undoubtedly helped to give him the discipline that went towards his sucess as one of the world's most outstanding watercolourists. At the begining of the century Russell Flint took a job at the Illustrated London News where he would draw illustrations. In this time before photographs, illustrations and drawings were not only important sources of information, but great accuracy was needed to produce realistic and true images for books and magazines.

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

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