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Sydney William Carline (1888-1929) - Etching, Cambridge College Courtyard



A fine and crisp etching of a Cambridge College Courtyard, with Gothic architecture and figures, by the British artist Sydney William Carline (1888-1929). On very fine tissue-like paper. Inscribed to the reverse with the artist's name and 'Court in a Cambridge College, Queens?'. Unsigned and inscribed.


In fine condition for a picture of this age. Light crease across the lower right corner.


19.3 x 20.9cm (7.6" x 8.2")
Sheet: 21.3 x 27cm (8.4" x 10.6")

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Artist Biography

Sydney William Carline (1888-1929) was a painter and sculptor born in London, son of the painters George and Anne Carline and brother of Richard and Hilda Carline. He studied at Slade School of Art, 1908-11 and in Paris, 1912-13. In 1916 he joined the army and trained as a dispatch rider before becoming a pilot in the Royal Flying Corps and like his brother was appointed an Official War Artist in 1918. He successfully depicted war as seen from the air, completing seven large oils on this subject. In 1919 he visited Palestine and Mesopotamia the resultant work being exhibited at the Goupil Gallery in 1920 in a joint show with his brother Richard and later at the Zwemmer Gallery.

Carline also showed with the NEAC and the LG and was appointed Ruskin Master of Drawing at Ruskin School of Drawing, Oxford. He died of pneumonia after a visit to John Nash on a frosty evening. He has several medallions in the collection of the NPG and paintings at the Ashmolean, RAF Museum, Hendon, IWM and Tate Gallery.

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Code pn318
Artist Sydney William Carline (1888-1929)
Date Early 20th Century
Dimensions 19.3 x 20.9cm
Framed No
Medium Etching
Style Realism
Subject Architecture & Cityscapes
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