5 June 2003
Sir William Russell Flint, R.A., P.R.W.S., R.S.W. (1880-1969)
signed 'W. RUSSELL FLINT' (lower right), signed again and inscribed 'Rococo Aphrodite/W Russell Flint' (on the reverse)
watercolour and bodycolour
16¼ x 26½ in. (41.2 x 67.4 cm.)
Executed circa 1960
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Sir William Russell Flint, In Pursuit, London, 1969, p. 226, illustrated.
R. Lewis and K. Gardner, Sir William Russell Flint, London, 1988, p. 96, illustrated.
Keith Gardner comments, 'Russell Flint originally entitled this The Birth of Aphrodite, writing it on the back of the picture. At the last moment, he changed his mind and drew a line through it - writing above in a clear hand, 'Rococo Aphrodite'. Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love, was the Lisping Goddess of his book with that title' (loc. cit.).
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