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Sir William Russell Flint

Published by Collins, London, 1950
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
From Hirschfeld Galleries (Saint Louis, MO, U.S.A.)

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London Collins, 1950. One of 500 Copies Signed by Flint FLINT, W. Russell, [illustrator]. Drawings. London: Collins, 1950. First edition. One of 500 copies signed by Flint Tall. Folio (13 7/8 x 10 3/16 inches; 352 x 259 mm). [10], 188, [2, blank] pp. With an additional signed print of a ballerina, Moira Shearer, the star of the Red Shoes, circa 1948 co starring Anton Walbrook . Original quarter beige buckram over blue and grey printed paper boards. Spine stamped in gilt. Light blue morocco spine label, lettered in gilt. A near fine copy. With publisher’s slipcase. Slipcase worn and cracked, with some tape repairs. Since the age of fourteen, when he was apprenticed to a firm of lithographers in Edinburgh, William Russell Flint (1880-1969) wanted to paint. His first job was in London as a medical illustrator, where he honed his skills and was finally employed as staff to The Illustrated London News. He became one of the finest watercolorists of his time, and an artist of supreme technical ability. Even though he was noted for painting brilliant landscapes, his chief market, was his work of semi-nude nymphets. This group of drawings include his numerous nudes, as well as his scenes and portraits. He achieved the accolade of Royal Academicians and became president of the Royal Society of Painters in Water-Colours, as well as being knighted in 1947. lovely copy, contains portraits of famous actors and artists, now for the first time published. The steel lithograph in the original envelope as issued is both signed on the plate and hand signed by Flint. Size: Folio. Bookseller Inventory # 1000352

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Bibliographic Details

Title: Drawings

Publisher: Collins, London

Publication Date: 1950

Binding: 1/2 Buckram

Illustrator: Flint

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Good

Signed: Signed by Author and Artist

Edition: 1st Edition.

Book Type: Private Press

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