Sir William Russell Flint, R.A., P.R.W.S., R.S.W. (1880-1969)
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Sir William Russell Flint, R.A., P.R.W.S., R.S.W. (1880-1969)

Breakfast in Périgord: The model and the hour glass

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Sir William Russell Flint, R.A., P.R.W.S., R.S.W. (1880-1969)
Breakfast in Périgord: The model and the hour glass
signed with initials (lower right) and dated '3.2.67' (lower left) and inscribed '1 fine line block mounted, with 4 proofs please/Kindly be most careful not to rub the drawing. 12¾ x 7¾' (lower margin) and further inscribed '7"/53.7' (centre right margin)
white chalk on black prepared paper, unframed
15 x 10½ in. (38.1 x 26.7 cm.)
Provenance
with Perigord Fine Arts, Worcestershire.
Literature
Sir W.R. Flint, Breakfast in Périgord, London, 1968, p. 85.
Special notice

Artist's Resale Right ("Droit de Suite"). Artist's Resale Right Regulations 2006 apply to this lot, the buyer agrees to pay us an amount equal to the resale royalty provided for in those Regulations, and we undertake to the buyer to pay such amount to the artist's collection agent.
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Lot Essay

The present drawing was part of a series of studies that Russell Flint executed as an investigation into layout and decoration, being reproduced using a very disciplined and technical process known as 'fine line blocks' that depended on the fact that the white chalk remained pure in colour with no smudging or smoothing of the surface allowed.
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