Richard Carline (1896-1980):
Portrait of Ivy Turner
Framed (ref: 9864)
Oil on canvas
Provenance: The Artist's Studio
Literature: Llewellyn, Sacha, and Paul Liss. Portrait of an Artist. Liss Llewellyn, 2021, p.195.
The identity of this model remains uncertain - her physiognomy is close to that of Amy Turner (or possibly Kate Foster) - both were part of the Hampstead group which included figures such as Stanley Spencer, Henry Lamb, as well as Hilda and Richard Carline.
Elements such as her cropped hair, cigarette and cravat identify her as a progressive and independent woman typical of the artistic and literary types that characterised the 'Roaring Twenties'.
This Hampstead group was memorialised by Richard Carline's ‘Gathering on the Terrace at 47 Downshire Hill, Hampstead’, 1924–5, pictured below.
She was also the sitter in another portrait by Carline, 1925, which is part of the Museums Sheffield Collection.