Sir William Russell Flint P.R.A., P.R.W.S., R.S.W., R.O.I., R.E.
Raquel

Over thirty years specializing in Sir William Russell Flint's prints and paintings and widely regarded as the world's leading authority

russell flint watercolour,  Raquel
'Raquel'
signed 'W Russell Flint';
Image size:- 36 x 54cm
Red chalk drawing
sold 11/12/09
£14,500

Provenance: Frost & Reed Ltd, from which bought by Mrs D B Lucas in September 1968; thence by descent to the present vendor. Flint's chalk drawings, often executed on one of the antique papers which he carefully selected, reveal him to be a virtuoso draughtsman. Many of the best, such as the present lot, were not studies (even sheets of several figures) but fully fledged works in their own right. He said that they were "done for their own sakes, done with enjoyment which lured me away from, or which saved me from - I do not know which is correct - weightier work" (Sir William Russell Flint, Drawings, 1950, p3). Such works have always been highly regarded and sheets such as Nine Studies sold by a private European Collector, Christie's, 4 June 2008, lot 41, can match the prices paid for his watercolours. The theme of a reclining nude model, in this case probably Ray Fuller with a favourite studio prop such as large old portfolio, is one to which Flint returned in works such as New Model Inspecting Drawings of her Predecessor, Maggie and Josefina.

We have specialized in the paintings and prints by Sir William Russell Flint for over thirty years, and have on display over
500 edition prints, signed and unsigned; Also original watercolour paintings and red chalk drawings, for sale.
The limited edition prints, particularly the signed, limited edition prints (ie. pre 1969) were very sought after at the publication date,
and the entire edition could be sold out within several hours of release.
There is no 'second' edition, these are the original signed, limited editions that have over the years become highly collectable and
sought after works of art, some of which are over seventy years old.
Recognized worldwide as a fine watercolour master, Sir William's work enjoys the prominence amongst a collection of the finest and most experienced painters of our time.

If you wish to visit the beautiful countryside and villages in the south west of France where Flint spent much of his time painting,
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We have specialized in the paintings and prints by Sir William Russell Flint for over thirty years, and have on display over
500 edition prints, signed and unsigned; Also original watercolour paintings and red chalk drawings, for sale.
The limited edition prints, particularly the signed, limited edition prints (ie. pre 1969) were very sought after at the publication date,
and the entire edition could be sold out within several hours of release.
There is no 'second' edition, these are the original signed, limited editions that have over the years become highly collectable and
sought after works of art, some of which are over seventy years old.
Recognized worldwide as a fine watercolour master, Sir William's work enjoys the prominence amongst a collection of the finest and most experienced painters of our time.

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