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Watercolour - A Florentine Masquerade
  • A Florentine Masquerade
    Flint, William Russell Sir, RA, PRWS, born 1880 - died 1969
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A Florentine Masquerade

  • Object:

    Watercolour

  • Place of origin:

    Italy (possibly, painted)

  • Date:

    1920 (painted)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Flint, William Russell Sir, RA, PRWS, born 1880 - died 1969 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Watercolour

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the artist

  • Museum number:

    P.111-1920

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, room WS, case R, shelf 33, box R

The setting for this watercolour is the Vasco dell'Isolotto in the Boboli Gardens in Florence, Italy. William Russell Flint (1880-1969) was one of the most successful watercolour painters of the first half of the 20th century. He remains well-known today through colour reproductions of his work. Flint has also become particularly popular for his erotic pictures of young women, sometimes wearing Gypsy dress. It is perhaps significant that the artist chose to present this particular watercolour to the Museum, with its sophisticated (rather than racy) subject-matter.

Physical description

Watercolour entitled 'A Florentine Masquerade'. Signed, dated and inscribed with title.

Place of Origin

Italy (possibly, painted)

Date

1920 (painted)

Artist/maker

Flint, William Russell Sir, RA, PRWS, born 1880 - died 1969 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Watercolour

Marks and inscriptions

W. RUSSELL FLINT 1920
Signed and dated

Florentine Masquerade / W. Russell Flint / May-Aug 1920
Inscribed on the back

Dimensions

Height: 68.3 cm, Width: 50.5 cm

Descriptive line

Watercolour entitled 'A Florentine Masquerade' by William Russell Flint. British School, 1920.

Materials

Water-colour

Techniques

Painting

Subjects depicted

Masks; Ladies; Garden; Masquerade; Sculpture

Categories

Paintings; Drawings; Scotland

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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