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russell flint, a book of poems

The Pink Wash, Vauneneys

Russell Flint





An original watercolour.

Sir William Russell Flint, RA, PRWS (British, 1880-1969)
The pink wash, Chaffens Farm near Vaunaveys
signed and inscribed 'W.RUSSELL FLINT' (lower right),
signed and inscribed with title and dated 'May-June 1959' on reverse of watercolour

with Frost & Reed Ltd., 1966
Bedford Eric Taylor
Thence by descent
London, Royal Academy, 1962, no.27
Complete with original framing and museum glass
"The Pink Wash, Chaffens"
'Often I have enjoyed the good fortune of unexpectedly find an interesting subject.
At Chaffens, a farm near Crest, the great outer door happened to be open as my admiral and I drove past - just a piece of luck as we knew the road well.
Only a matter of minutes later I was painting this big water-colour within the precincts.
Within an hour the, to me, essential figure motive offered itself, that of the two girls renewing the pink wash on the columns.'
Exhibited at The Royal Academy 1962

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