Like his contemporary Norman Lindsay, Sir William Russell Flint was a popular book illustrator and painter renowned for his depictions of the feminine sex.
A beautiful collection, 134 drawings in all (including many lovely femmes), reproduced by photogravure, and with the artist's comments.
The first 30 pages has text by Flint (with 13 half-page illustrations), and then 100 pages of beautiful drawings, followed by descriptive notes by the artist for each of the 134 drawings (with 13 more half-page illustrations). Plus four appendices: Works in Public Galleries, Titles of Illustrated Books, Bibliography, Biographical Summary.
From the dustjacket:
Sir William Russell Flint, throughout his long professional life, has made for his own satisfaction many drawings of his favourite models, scenes and subjects. Of these, 134 are included in this carefully produced volume...not one has hitherto been reproduced.
...the range of his achievements, as exhibited in this book, spreads from the nude study, of which he is an acknowledged master, to the landscape drawing and the pencil portrait...Such maturity of technique and such freshness of vision is a combination that is rarely discovered.
The descriptive notes were written by Sir William himself and must be in some degree revelations of the working artist's mind. they provide absorbing evidence for those interested in the process of creative activity; beyond this, they are excellent reading for all who find pleasure in the drawings and areinterested in the incidents and memories connected with them.