Nancy Carline
Supper on the Terrace 1946

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Nancy Carline 1909–2004
Supper on the Terrace
Date 1946
Medium Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions Support: 610 x 765 mm
frame: 784 x 934 x 73 mm
Acquisition Presented by the artist 1985
Not on display

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In this family portrait, the artist shows herself in the background, with her future husband, the painter Richard Carline, seated between his mother and sister, the painter Hilda Carline. The artist's fluid brushwork gives the painting a spontaneous look, as though it were sketched on the spot at their family home in Hampstead. Yet in fact, she has used the painting to blend past and present. It was painted a year after the mother's death and commemorates her enduring spirit and psychological impact on the members of this close-knit family group.

September 2004

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