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WILLIAM RUSSELL FLINT

WILLIAM RUSSELL FLINT
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WILLIAM RUSSELL FLINT
WILLIAM RUSSELL FLINT
WILLIAM RUSSELL FLINT
WILLIAM RUSSELL FLINT

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Watercolour on paper "The Inadequate Towel", signed, 33 x 23.5cm (13 x 9 1/4in) - Sir William Russell Flint, Scottish, 1880-1969 - in a London collection since 1940, it has been removed from frame and matted for safe storage

This work was probably painted "plein air" at St Malo, France where he made annual trips in the 1920's and 1930's.  Flint wrote "...of all mediums men ever invented for perpetuating his desire to create pictures, watercolour is surely the most tormentingly elusive.  The great justification of watercolour is that its resultes can be so delightful in their purity and lasting freshness... it is the best of all mediums because it is direct, luminous and lasting."

Flint was knighted in 1947 and in 1962 had the rare honour of a one-man exhibition at the Royal Academy