Project DescriptionDescription: Pencil and watercolour on paper, 39.4 x 57.2 cm. Signed 'W. RUSSELL FLINT-' (lower right) and signed again, inscribed and dated '(Scales from Bruges) The Great Scales/ W Russell Flint/ 1956-1961' (on the reverse) and with further indistinct inscription, possibly regarding framing measurements (lower left)
Catalogue note: A Scottish illustrator and artist, Sir William Russell Flint was best known for his watercolours and his many depictions of the female body in muted, ochre hues, infusing his images with a studied sense of realism and a subdued hint of eroticism. Born in Edinburgh, Flint studied lithography from his father and attended the Royal Institute of Art in Edinburgh. His work is found in numerous private and public collections, including the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, the Whitworth Art Gallery in Manchester, and the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool. Flint died in 1969, London.
Provenance: Acquired from Christie’s, Sale 16022, Lot 265, Invoice no. DB18001145. With Frost and Reed, London
Catalogue no.: 2018P0028-SWRF