Sir William Russell Flint


This website is dedicated to the work of Sir William Russell Flint.
Several good sites on the internet illustrate and sell this fine work; original watercolour paintings, signed limited edition prints and original drawings
We recommend a visit to www.russellflint.net
Their collection of signed prints and original paintings by this artist is second to none, and their prices appear very reasonable.

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

The Limited edition signed prints & watercolour paintings by Sir William Russell Flint

sir william russell flint, reclining nude III limited edition print
Reclining Nude III
Limited edition print

sir william russell flint Red Background limited edition print
Red Background

sir william russell flint Renee limited edition print
Renee

sir william russell flint ripples and chatter limited edition print
Ripples and Chatter

sir william russell flint riverside washing, Laverdac, limited edition print
Riverside Washing, Laverdac

sir william russell flint Rococo Aphrodite limited edition print
Rococo Aphrodite
Limited edition print

sir william russell flint the Royal Academy Courtyard limited edition print
The Royal Academy Courtyard
Limited edition print

sir william russell flint Sensitive Plants limited edition print
Sensitive Plants
Limited edition print

sir william russell flint the Silver and White, limited edition print
Silver and White
Limited edition print

sir william russell flint Sonnet XXIV, limited edition print
Sonnet XXIV
Limited edition print

sir william russell flint Sonnet XXIV, limited edition print
Snow
Limited edition print

sir william russell flint souvenir of Barbaste limited edition print
Souvenir of Barbaste
Limited edition print

sir william russell flint Studio Accessories limited edition print
Studio Accessories
Limited edition print

sir william russell flint the Study in White, limited edition print
Study in White
Limited edition print

sir william russell flint Rosalinda original red chalk drawing
Rosalinda
Original Drawing

sir william russell flint painting with Cecilia Green