Sydney Carline

St John’s, Downshire Hill, Hampstead

1927–8

Medium
Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions
Support: 648 x 540 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Purchased with assistance from Sir George Clausen and Sir Edward Marsh 1929
Reference
N04440

Catalogue entry

N04440 ST JOHN'S, DOWNSHIRE HILL 1927–8
 
Not inscribed.
Canvas, 25 1/2×21 1/4 (65×54).
Purchased from the Goupil Gallery (Lewis Publications ‘A’ Fund) with the aid of donations from Sir George Clausen and Sir Edward Marsh 1929.
Exh: Goupil Gallery, February 1929 (37).

Painted during the winter of 1927–8 according to the artist's brother, Richard Carline (letter of 7 August 1952), most probably in January 1928. It was one of three snow scenes painted from the balcony of the artist's old home at 47 Downshire Hill, Hampstead, and from the balcony of their studio opposite. The view here is of the entrance to the church as it stands at the junction of two roads, seen from the artist's house. Another version, showing the side of the church, is reproduced in Drawing & Design, v, April 1929, p.103, and was sold from the memorial section of Carline's work at the London Group exhibition of 1929 (50). The third picture belongs to John Nash.

Published in:
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, I

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