Property of a Lady
SIR WILLIAM RUSSELL FLINT, R.A., P.R.W.S.
Model on the Beach
signed l.l.: W.RUSSELL FLINT-; signed on the reverse: W Russell Flint
41 by 55cm., 16 by 21½in.
This watercolour is in excellent original condition. It is not laid down but is flat in the mount. It is clean and ready to be hung.
The watercolour is contained in a moulded plaster and gilt frame with a clean mount and under glass.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."
Gladwell & Co., London, where purchased by the father of the present owner circa 1986
'In the infinite variety of temperament, vision, technique, achievement, despair and triumph recorded in the long history of art, Sir William Russell Flint takes a unique place…He was the greatest master technically of the elusive water-colour method of art – considering the quantity of his work, its versatility of subject, enchanting colour, sense of beauty and graceful idealism.’ Adrian Bury, Sir William Russell Flint 1880-1969, 1980, p.11