Self Portrait, January 26th, 1914
Unmounted (ref: 5106)
Signed and dated
24 x 19 in. (61 x 48.2 cm.)
Provenance: The Artist's family
This early self portrait shows Carline at the age of 18 - one year after he had trained at Tudor-Hart's Academie de Peinture, in Paris. His father, George Carline, his mother, Anne, and brother Sydney, his sister Hilda (Mrs Stanley Spencer) and his wife, Nancy, were all painters. After a short period teaching, Carline served in World War I and was appointed an Official War Artist. With his brother he became noted for war pictures from the air. In the 1920's the Carlines' Hampstead home became a meeting place for artists such as Henry Lamb, Stanley Spencer, John Nash and Mark Gertler.