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Victorian, Pre-Raphaelite & British Impressionist Art

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Sir William Russell Flint, R.A., P.R.W.S.
1880 - 1969
CYNTHIA
signed l.r.: W. RUSSELL FLINT.
tempera with watercolour
65 by 74cm., 25½ by 29.¼in.
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Provenance

Frost & Reed, London;
Henry R. Davis by 1962;
Christie's, 12 June 1998, lot 167, where purchased by the present owner

Exhibited

Royal Academy, London, Exhibition of Works by William Russell Flint, 1962, no.176

Catalogue Note

''Make-up' is a feminine concern upon which it would be indiscreet for a modern man to advise. Cennino Cennini, however, sometime around 1400, had no qualms: 'With the red colour (rossetta) touch in the lips and the colour in the cheeks. My master was accustomed to put the colour in the cheeks nearer the ear than the nose, because it assisted in giving relief to the face.' I am informed by one learned in such matters that that is all very well, but everything depends on whether the face be long or broad.' (Exhibition of Works by William Russell Flint, Royal Academy exhibition catalogue, 1962, p.59)

Victorian, Pre-Raphaelite & British Impressionist Art

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