ONE OF TWELVE FLINT PRINTS I OWN, ALL TO BE EVENTUALLY LISTED IN MY SHOP, this is a fresh and clean example of one of William Russell Flint's fine photolithographs issued for collectors over a period of decades. This example, published in 1956 in a limited edition of 700 examples, is titled "Le Quatorze Juillet". Flint was in the southern French town of Mauvezin on Bastille Day 1954, and it is thought possible that the sketch he made from his hotel room of the scene he saw in front of him ultimately became this image. The print is signed in pencil at lower right and bears the characteristic embossed blindstamp in lower left margin. The print measures 19 1/4" by 24 1/4" inside the mat and 28 1/4" by 34 1/4 as framed. The scene if filled with the red, white and blue tricolor of France, and I see at least 20 figures worked into the image. WILLIAM RUSSELL FLINT (1880-1969) was a very talented and popular artist who is today best known for his superb draftsmanship and watercolor skills, his favorite subject being beautiful women in various stages of nudity against architectural or scenic settings. Flint's best original works command huge sums at auction in London. While he also worked in oil, it is the watercolors that are most coveted by collectors. This print is very clean, and ready for the wall in its simple yet elegant frame and fine mat with hand drawn lines. This print and most of the others I will be listing came out of one Malibu estate. The former owners acquired a print from Harrod's each time they visited London, eventually forming a large collection. Allow for reflections in some images. SEE HUNDREDS OF OTHER WORKS IN MY SHOP.
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