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N04440 ST JOHN'S, DOWNSHIRE HILL 1927–8
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.
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, I