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Antique Watercolour by William Russel Flint of Aiguss Mortes Dated 1920

Antique Watercolour by William Russel Flint of Aiguss Mortes Dated 1920
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  • Antique Watercolour by William Russel Flint of Aiguss Mortes Dated 1920
  • Antique Watercolour by William Russel Flint of Aiguss Mortes Dated 1920
  • Antique Watercolour by William Russel Flint of Aiguss Mortes Dated 1920
  • Antique Watercolour by William Russel Flint of Aiguss Mortes Dated 1920
  • Antique Watercolour by William Russel Flint of Aiguss Mortes Dated 1920
  • Antique Watercolour by William Russel Flint of Aiguss Mortes Dated 1920
  • Antique Watercolour by William Russel Flint of Aiguss Mortes Dated 1920
  • Antique Watercolour by William Russel Flint of Aiguss Mortes Dated 1920
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This is a beautiful watercolour by William Russell Flint R. A. entitled 'Aiguss  Mortes' dated 1920.


The painting depicts a very picturesque scene of Aiguss Mortes, a medieval walled city in the Occitanie region of southern France and some cottages in the foreground.

The watercolour is signed Russell Flint on the right-hand lower corner and titled 'Aiguss  Mortes'.

Provance:
Labelled versso

David C. Lamond Fine Art Dealer Dundee with a handwritten note painted  24/04/20

Marvern Well Gallery Worcestershire, handwritten note: cleaned mounted and framed 15/10/83


 

Condition:

In excellent condition, please see photos for confirmation.

Dimensions in cm:

Height 39 x Width 45 x Depth 2

Height 22 x Width 30

Dimensions in inches:

Height 1 foot, 3 inches x Width 1 foot, 6 inches x Depth 1 inch

Height 9 inches x Width 1 foot

William Russell Flint
Frontispiece to Savoy Operas, showing a scene from Gilbert and Sullivan's Princess Ida.
Sir William Russell Flint RA (4 April 1880 – 30 December 1969) was a Scottish artist and illustrator who was known especially for his watercolour paintings of women. He also worked in oils, tempera, and printmaking.
 
Flint was born in Edinburgh on 4 April 1880 and was educated at Daniel Stewart's College and then Edinburgh Institution. From 1894 to 1900 Flint apprenticed as a lithographic draughtsman while taking classes at the Royal Institute of Art, Edinburgh. From 1900 to 1902 he worked as a medical illustrator in London while studying part-time at Heatherley's Art School. He furthered his art education by studying independently at the British Museum. He was an artist for The Illustrated London News from 1903 to 1907, and produced illustrations for editions of several books, including H Rider Haggard's King Solomon's Mines (1907 edition), W. S. Gilbert's Savoy Operas (1909), Sir Thomas Malory's Le Morte d'Arthur (1910–1911) and Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales (1912).
 
Flint was elected president of Britain's Royal Society of Painters in Watercolours (now the Royal Watercolour Society) in 1936 to 1956, and knighted in 1947.
 
During visits to Spain, Flint was impressed by Spanish dancers, and he depicted them frequently throughout his career. He enjoyed considerable commercial success but little respect from art critics, who were disturbed by a perceived crassness in his eroticized treatment of the female figure.
Flint was active as an artist until his death in London on 30 December 1969.

Angelica Kauffman, RA (1741 - 1807)

was a Swiss-born Austrian Neoclassical painter who had a successful career in London and Rome. Though born as "Kauffmann", Kauffman is the preferred spelling of her name in English; it is the form she herself used most in signing her correspondence, documents and paintings.

While Kauffman produced many types of art, she identified herself primarily as a history painter, an unusual designation for a woman artist in the 18th century. History painting, was considered the most elite and lucrative category in academic painting during this time period. Under the direction of Sir Joshua Reynolds, the Royal Academy made a strong effort to promote history painting to a native audience who were more interested in commissioning and buying portraits and landscapes.

Despite the popularity that Kauffman enjoyed in British society and her success as an artist, she was disappointed by the relative apathy that the British had towards history painting. Ultimately she left Britain for the continent, where history painting was better established, held in higher esteem and patronized.

The works of Angelica Kauffman have retained their reputation. By 1911, rooms decorated with her work were still to be seen in various quarters. At Hampton Court was a portrait of the duchess of Brunswick; in the National Portrait Gallery, a self-portrait. There were other pictures by her at Paris, at Dresden, in the Hermitage at St Petersburg, in the Alte Pinakothek atMunich, in Kadriorg Palace, Tallinn (Estonia).

Satinwood

is a hard and durable wood with a satinlike sheen, much used in cabinetmaking, especially in marquetry. It comes from two tropical trees of the family Rutaceae (rue family). East Indian or Ceylon satinwood is the yellowish or dark-brown heartwood of Chloroxylon swietenia.

The lustrous, fine-grained, usually figured wood is used for furniture, cabinetwork, veneers, and backs of brushes. West Indian satinwood, sometimes called yellow wood, is considered superior. It is the golden yellow, lustrous, even-grained wood found in the Florida Keys and the West Indies.

It has long been valued for furniture. It is also used for musical instruments, veneers, and other purposes. Satinwood is classified in the division Magnoliophyta, class Magnoliopsida, order Sapindales, family Rutaceae.

Our reference: R0023

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