Hilda Carline Self-Portrait 1923

Artwork details

Artist
Hilda Carline 1889–1950
Title
Self-Portrait
Date 1923
Medium Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions Support: 749 x 578 mm
frame: 810 x 637 x 70 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by Miss Shirin Spencer and Miss Unity Spencer, the artist's daughters, and Richard Carline the artist's brother 1975
Reference
T01998
Not on display

Display caption

Carline’s aesthetic derives from no established style. The power of this portrait is symptomatic of modern psychology and the contemporary belief that the realisation of the individual was one of the chief signs of modernity. The directness of the artist's gaze here typifies the self-possession of the modern woman of the inter-war period.

February 2010

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