Courtyard Caprice

Sir William Russell Flint

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

russell flint watercolour, Courtyard caprice
Courtyard caprice
Original watercolour
Image size 49 x 66.5 cm. (19 1/4 x 26 1/8 in.)
PROVENANCE: With The Everard Read Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa, where acquired by the family of the present owner; ... a Private South African Collection
Sold for £51,600
November, 2007
SIR WILLIAM RUSSELL FLINT P.R.A., P.R.W.S., R.S.W., R.O.I., R.E

A lively, yet intricate painting, very much in Russell Flint's style.
A group of girls playing by what appears to be a pool or bath, but is probably la Lavoir,
where everyone congregates to wash their clothes and exchage the current gossip,
Obviously in this scene there is some sort of 'caprice' being played out by one of the girls.
The figures in the painting are Cecilia Green, which dates the work somewhere between 1953 and 1966.