01-29-2010 01-29-2010
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2493 Boston
January 29, 2010 12:00 PMCalender

Sir William Russell Flint, R.A. (British, 1880-1969) The Old Mill Studio

Auction: American & European Works of Art - 2493 Location: Boston Date / Time: January 29, 2010 12:00PM


Sir William Russell Flint, R.A. (British, 1880-1969)

The Old Mill Studio
Signed "W. RUSSELL FLINT" l.r., titled, signed, and inscribed "The Old Mill
/W. Russell Flint/This very old tidal mill was mentioned in Doomsday Book shortly after 1066...Birdham Mill Interior Studio" in pencil on the reverse, a label from Arthur Ackermann & Sons, Inc., of London, New York, and Chicago, affixed to the paper backing.
Watercolor on paper, sheet size 13 3/4 x 22 1/2 in. (34.9 x 57.2 cm), framed.
Condition: Adhered to window mat with paper tape.

N.B. Noted British watercolorist William Russell Flint was elected a full member of the Royal Academy in 1933. (1) He became President of the Royal Society of Painters in Watercolour in 1936 and was knighted in 1947 by George VI. A retrospective of his work was held in the Diploma Gallery of the Royal Academy in 1962 and was attended by more than 21,000 visitors.(2) William Russell Flint was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, and attended the Royal Institution School of Art in Edinburgh. He began his career as an illustrator and designer, joining the staff of the Illustrated London News in 1903. In 1907 the artist also began illustrating limited editions of classic books, such as Mallory's Morte D'Arthur and Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. After service in World War I, Russell Flint dedicated himself full time to painting. He is best known for his skills as a watercolorist and as a painter of the female form.

(1) www.racollection.org.uk
(2) www.sirwilliamrussellflint.co.uk

Estimate $22,000-28,000

24 1/2 x 32 3/4 in. (62.2 x 83.2 cm) framed; subtle rippling to sheet, no additional condition issues to report.


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