The signed limited edition prints date back to their begining in 1924 with the publication of a painting titled 'Phillida'
This is a beautiful subtle watercolour of a girl in a cloche hat sitting against a background of water.
Copies of this are now extremely rare, and it can be many years before one comes across one...
As the print is almost 100 years old most copies unfortunately will have suffered fading to some degree.
I do happen to know that the website above has one available in mint condition.
One title per year was published, and the edition number was relatively very low (300).
The second title being 'Eve the girl with bobbed hair' in 1925, and 'The Guardian' in 1926
Followed by 'Winter Sport' in 1927.
Russell Flint's paintings must have started to appeal to a much wider audience at this period of time, as in 1928,
'Flowers and Laquer' and 'The Fountain' were published.
In 1929 the Royal Academy still ruled that watercolourists did not qualify for election, so Russell Flint was in the habit
of entering oil paintings for the Royal Academy summer exhibition.
'Chattels' was a huge 48" x 60" canvas, that was later published as signed limited edition print in 1929.
'St. Marks, Venice', 'The Golden Barrier, Loch Earn' and 'The Hedonists' were published in 1930.
Sir William Russell Flint
One of the finest watercolourists worldwide. His painting life stretched some 70 years and it is interesting to see the change of styles,
not only by the artist, as his work matures into the magnificent paintings
that have become so well known, but change in style of fashion and public preference during a certain age.
He developed a unique technique of scratching or rubbing off some of the watercolour paint, and then painting over,
several times, until he achieved a beautiful transuscent effect, for which he so famous.
Perhaps his most famous model, with whom he worked for many years was Cecilia Green, we can often see her in many of Sir William Russell Flint's paintings.
His sucess in painting brought many rewards, a knighthood, presidency nof the Royal Academy, and the financial freedom to travel throughout Europe and produce
some of his most exquisite work.
Although a good number of his paintings show Spanish gypsy girls ( usually modelled by Cecilia Green ), he rarely travelled in Spain and enjoyed most of his time in southern France, particularly the south west, Dordogne area, where a great many of his paintings were created