Richard Carline Portrait of Hilda Carline 1918

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Artwork details

Artist
Richard Carline 1896–1980
Title
Portrait of Hilda Carline
Date 1918
Medium Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions Support: 762 x 635 mm
frame: 833 x 710 x 57 mm, 9 kg
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by the artist 1976
Reference
T02028
Not on display

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The painter shown in this portrait, Hilda Carline, was the elder sister of the artist. It was painted at his studio at Downshire Hill, Hampstead, London.

At this time Richard Carline was interested in painting in a strongly realistic style, and his sister has been treated in this manner. When asked about her red nose, the artist replied that she had a cold at the time and the ‘red nose was part of the objective truth that I aimed for’.

September 2004

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