'The Mill Barbaste'
Image size:- 19.5 x 26.5in (48.5 x 67.5cm.)
SIR WILLIAM RUSSELL FLINT P.R.A., P.R.W.S., R.S.W., R.O.I., R.E
Barbaste lies on the River Gelise, where it joins the Baise, several miles south of Nerac.
It is spanned by an impressive medieval bridge which is guarded on its right bank by a powerful fortress which also functioned as a mill.
As with the bridge at Nerac, Sir William ignored the more picturesque aspects of this view and, doubtlessly to avail himself of a more shady spot,
he chose to paint what is in reality a somewhat uninteresting and drab accretion to the main building.
The castle was one of the fortified homes of King Henry IV of France.
If you wish to visit the beautiful countryside and villages in the south west of France where Flint spent much of his time painting,
a beautiful holiday house in Dordogne is to let throughout the year.
We have specialized in the paintings and prints by SirWilliam Russell Flint for over thirty years, and have on display over
500 edition prints, signed and unsigned; Also original watercolour paintings and red chalk drawings, for sale.
The limited edition prints, particularly the signed, limited edition prints (ie. pre 1969) were very sought after at the publication date,
and the entire edition could be sold out within several hours of release.
There is no 'second' edition, these are the original signed, limited editions that have over the years become highly collectable and
sought after works of art, some of which are over seventy years old.
Recognized worldwide as a fine watercolour master, Sir William's work enjoys the prominence amongst a collection of the finest and most experienced painters of our time.