FLORENCE CARLYLE, O.S.A., A.R.C.A.
UNTITLED - PEELING POTATOES
oil on panel, laid down on masonite
12.25 ins x 9.75 ins; 31.1 cms x 24.8 cms
Like many women of her era, Carlyle painted what she knew best, the so-called “spaces of femininity” where women engaged in quotidian household tasks or partook in social events.
However, unlike many women painters of her day, Carlyle was not a hobby painter but an accomplished professional artist and in 1897 was elected to the Royal Canadian Academy as an Associate Member.
Evelyn de Rostaing McMann, The Royal Canadian Academy of Arts: Exhibitions and Members, 1880-1979, University of Toronto Press, Toronto, 1981, page 62, cat.no.31 for Peeling Potatoes listed.
Susan Butlin, The Practice of Her Profession, Florence Carlyle: Canadian Painter in the Age of Impressionism, McGill-Queen’s University Press, Kingston & Montreal, 2009, page xviii.
Private Collection, Kingston