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SIR WILLIAM RUSSELL FLINT | Interior at Auticamp

SIR WILLIAM RUSSELL FLINT | Interior at Auticamp


19.5” x 25.5” / 50 x 65 cms


Watercolour painting of an interior at Auticamp.



The son of the artist Francis Wighton Flint, captain of the High Constables of Edinburgh, William Russell Flint was born in Edinburgh in 1880. He was educated at Daniel Stewarts College and then moved to Edinburgh School of Art. He worked as a lithographer in Edinburgh before moving to London in 1900.

  • William Russell Flint was the most influential and highly regarded watercolour artist in London in the 1930’s. Flint began his artistic career working for the Illustrated London News from 1903 to 1907.

    As an illustrator his true renown arose from his illustrations of the 1912 version of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales and in 1924 he illustrated a new edition of Homer's The Odyssey as well. In the pre-war period, Flint and his wife rented a studio in Rome and it was in Italy that the artist discovered the charm and beauty of the watercolour medium. Flint fought in the First World War, but after being decommissioned he travelled to Scotland, France, Italy and Spain, where he produced wonderful watercolours and drawings reflecting the local culture and customs.

    In 1962 his work was acknowledged by a retrospective exhibition in the Diploma Gallery of the Royal Academy which was attended by 21,000 visitors. Flint was elected as a Royal Academician in 1933, became President of the