The Hedonists (signed limited edition)

Sir William Russell Flint

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

signed limited edition print, The Hedonists, sir william russell flint

'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.'

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.

Please see the original watercolour painting 'Le Jardin Secret'
This is the first print of this title we have seen in over 30 years of dealing with RussellFlint's work that is in as near as possible mint condition.
'The Hedonists' is an extremely difficult title to find being 83 years old; very few now remain;
and this example is certainly one of very few to have remained in such pristine condition...!
Price £1,495
Most of the edition is badly faded and similar to the example below.

hedonists russell flint print

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