The Dragon of Versailles

Sir William Russell Flint

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

russell flint, original, red chalk, drawing, Dragon of Versailles, France
Dragon of Versailles,

Original Red chalk Drawing
Image size:- 19cm x 31cm (7.5in x 12.5in)
signed lower right

Sir William Russell Flint RA (1880-1969) - Red chalk on paper - Dragon of Versailles,
with a hand written letter from Sir Russell Flint to the purchaser of the drawing Eric King Esq
receipting his cheque for £21 for the drawing purchased at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 1958,
letter dated 28/8/58 on the artist's headed paper, 37cm x 19.5cm, both framed and glazed,

russell flint, original, red chalk, drawing, Dragon of Versailles, letter, France

The Water Walk ends in a semi-circle at the Dragon Fountain.
This piece represents an episode from the legend of Apollo, in which the serpent Python was killed by an arrow shot by the young Apollo.
The reptile is surrounded by dolphins and Loves armed with bows and arrows and riding swans.
The main water jet reaches a height of 27 metres and is the tallest among the fountains in the gardens of Versailles.
On either side of the fountain, whose central sculptural group was reproduced in 1889, are alleys leading to two groves;
France Victorious to the south and the Three Fountains to the west.
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