Sir William Russell Flint R.A., P.R.W.S. (British, 1880-1969) The Billiard Room 49.5 x 67.4 cm. (19 1/2 x 26 1/2 in.)
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Sir William Russell Flint R.A., P.R.W.S. (British, 1880-1969) Billiard Bar, Laigueglia 49.5 x 67.4 cm. (19 1/2 x 26 1/2 in.)
Sold for £18,750 (US$ 31,482) inc. premium
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Sir William Russell Flint R.A., P.R.W.S. (British, 1880-1969)
Billiard Bar, Laigueglia
signed 'W RUSSELL FLINT' (lower left); further signed and inscribed indistinctly (on the backboard)
watercolour
49.5 x 67.4 cm. (19 1/2 x 26 1/2 in.)

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  • PROVENANCE:
    Sir Robert Rankin, Liverpool
    Thence by family descent

    EXHIBITED:
    Liverpool, Corporation of Liverpool & Walker Art Gallery, Fifty Fifth Autumn Exhibition, including Collective Exhibit by W. Russell Flint, A.R.A., R.W.S., Nos 124 to 201, 1927, no.190

    Renée Rankin (née Baker), wife to Sir Robert Rankin, Conservative M.P., was a talented amateur watercolourist and alongside her husband a keen supporter of the arts, sitting for Sir Alfred Munnings and most probably receiving guidance from Flint in her watercolour paintings. The family lived near Liverpool, where in 1914 their daughter Cécile Elizabeth Florence Rankin was born. She was later painted by Philip Alexius de Laszlo (see lot 26).

    Located in Northern Italy, Laigueglia is a small town in the province of Savona.
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