Sir William Russell Flint Signed Limited Edition Lithograph Market Hall, Cordes


Sir William Russell Flint Signed Limited Edition Lithograph Market Hall, Cordes.

Signed by the artist in pencil lower right

‘Market Hall, Cordes’

Date of Publication; April, 1963.

Signed,Limited Edition print of 756.

Image size 16.75” x 22.75”

Frame size which looks to be original from that period measures approx 84 x 71cm

Often listed in fine Spanish style as “Market Hall, CORDEZ”, this subject is one of a series painted in the Albigensian sanctuary of Cordes in south west France.

“Cordes-in-the-sky”, so called from its hilltop situation from which it dominates the surrounding countryside, was founded in 1222 by Raymond VII of Toulouse - a distant ancestor of the artist

Toulouse - Lautrec. Its purpose was to provide a fortified refuge for Cathar heretics and it suffered much during the internecine religious wars of the 13th Century. Russell Flint was fond of recounting

the story of the Papal Inquisitors who, having supervised the burning at the stake of local heretics, were seized by the infuriated mob and thrown down the town well.

The market hall with its original timber roof intact was built in 1358; the steep cobbled streets still contain magnificent medieval town houses or ‘hotels’ - the House of the Grand Falconer - of

the Grand Huntsman - of the Master of the Horse. Many of them are now museums, restaurants and indeed hotels in the modern sense of the word, for Cordes has recovered from its post-medieval decay and

is the centre of a thriving arts, craft and tourist trade.

Will be well packed and sent via 48hr courier

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