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    Sale 5306

    Scottish Art

    16 April 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 57

    Sir William Russell Flint, R.A., P.R.W.S., R.S.W. (1860-1969)

    Spring Comedy

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Sir William Russell Flint, R.A., P.R.W.S., R.S.W. (1860-1969)
    Spring Comedy
    signed 'W.RUSSELL FLINT' (lower left)
    watercolour
    19½ x 26½ in. (49.5 x 67.3 cm.)


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    Flint first visited Spain in 1920, returning thereafter to paint the landscape and people. He recalled in his memoirs, 'Between the wars,
    with my chivalrous friend Henry Trier, as my guide, I saw an odd
    selection of Spain's treasures. It was still the old courteous Spain. As we crossed the frontier we stepped back a hundred years ... There were subjects galore' (W. Russell Flint, In Pursuit, London, 1969, p. 190).

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