Lincoln-born George F. Carline, portrait and landscape artist, worked in both watercolour and oils. He studied at Heatherley’s School of Fine Art in London and in Antwerp and Paris. He later exhibited at the Royal Academy and the Royal Institution. In 1896, an exhibition of 59 of his paintings titled ‘The Home of our English Wild Flowers’ was held at the Dowdeswell Galleries in London. Carline died in Assisi, Italy, in 1920. All three of his children were also artists. Notably, his son Richard, who was a landscape and figure painter and served as an official war artist during World War I, in Palestine, Persia and India. His daughter, Hilda, is best remembered as the first wife of painter Stanley Spencer, whom she married in 1925.
Collection of Richard Carline (son of the artist); by whom sold through Christie's, London, 'English Pictures' sale, on 2 June 1978 (Lot 178), unframed; from which sale purchased by the Department of the Environment
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