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Florence Emily Carlyle, daughter of William Carlyle and Emily "Jane" Carlyle [Youmans]
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Florence Carlyle was one of the prominent women artists in Canada throughout the late 19th c and early 20th c, during a period that saw the emergence of significant number of professionally trained women artists. Travelling from Woodstock, Ontario, where she grew up, to France, Great Britain, the United States and Italy, with periodic visits home for long periods of time, she settled in Great Britain in 1913 and died in Crowborough, East Sussex, not far from London. Although she was a versatile artist, she particularly enjoyed turning her brush to depicting the fugitive moods of women; her warm and sensitive genre subjects, based on observation and her interpretation of Victorian society, sensibility, costume and the stuffs and textures of Victorian taste, are among the best of her works. What unites them, early and late, is an ability to seize the momentary but telling gesture, and great technical brilliance in the portrayal of light, particularly the ruddy glow of firelight.


Date
Type
Information
Source
 
24th Sep 1864
Born
At Galt in the Province of Ontario, Canada
Joan Murray's records
 
c 1874
Biography
Against All Odds by Joan Murray
 

Encouragement, as we know from family lore, came mainly from her mother, Emily Youmans. It was she who was the first to recognize Carlyle's talent and may have been in large measure responsible for her daughter's dedication to art. Noting Carlyle's aptitude for drawing, and believing that she possessed an ability of no ordinary talent, Youmans assisted her in obtaining an education since any money left over from raising the seven children of the family went to the education of the boys. It was Youmans who awoke sufficient enthusiasm among the parents of the community in Woodstock to organise a children's art class. Youmans it was who found and invited the teacher, an artist from nearby London, Ontario - William Lees Judson. In Judson's class, about 1874, while still a young girl, Carlyle obtained her first lessons, probably learning from him the basics of drawing, copying from paintings and perhaps sketching scenery, as well as being introduced to watercolours and oils.

 
1898
Portrait of My Brother
Portrait of My Brother
Oil on canvas: 109.0 x 78.0 cm
Collection: The Woodstock Art Gallery
Against All Odds by Joan Murray
 
1898
Portrait of My Mother
Portrait of My Mother
Oil on canvas: 74.5 x 92.0 cm
Collection: The Woodstock Art Gallery
Against All Odds by Joan Murray
 
1901
Self-Portrait
Self-Portrait
Oil on Canvas: 62.0 x 52.0 cm
Collection: The Woodstock Art Gallery
Against All Odds by Joan Murray
 
1901 to 1902
Maud
Maud
Oil on canvas: 43.0 x 38.0 cm
Private collection: Toronto
Against All Odds by Joan Murray
 
1902
The Tiff
The Tiff
Oil on canvas: 183.8 x 134.6 cm
Collection: Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto
Against All Odds by Joan Murray
 
c 1903
Before Her First Communion
Before Her First Communion
Oil on canvas: 84.0 x 58.5 cm
Collection: The Woodstock Art Gallery
Against All Odds by Joan Murray
 
1906
Girl with a Bouquet of Flowers
Girl with a Bouquet of Flowers
Oil on canvas: 71.1 x 50.8 cm
Private collection: Calgary
Against All Odds by Joan Murray
 
1908
Pippa Passes
Pippa Passes
Oil on canvas: 97.2 x 97.5 cm
Collection: The Woodstock Art Gallery
Against All Odds by Joan Murray
 
1910
The Moth
The Moth
Oil on canvas: 61.9 x 74.6 cm
Collection: McIntosh Gallery, London, Ontario
Against All Odds by Joan Murray
 
c 1910
Grey and Gold
Grey and Gold
Oil on canvas: 101.8 x 81.0 cm
Collection: National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa
National Gallery of Canada
 
1912
The Threshold
The Threshold
Oil on canvas: 117.0 x 96.5 cm
Collection: The Ontario Collection, Toronto
Against All Odds by Joan Murray
 
1913
The Guest, Venice
The Guest, Venice
Oil on canvas: 91.5 x 56.5 cm
Collection: The Woodstock Art Gallery
Against All Odds by Joan Murray
 
c 1913
The Garden at Englewood
The Garden at Englewood
Oil on canvas: 87.0 x 69.0 cm
Collection: The Woodstock Art Gallery
Against All Odds by Joan Murray
 
c 1913
Afternoon, Venice
Afternoon, Venice
National Gallery of Canada
 
c May 1913
At The Cottage [als Yew Tree Cottage]; Florence Carlyle moves to England
to live at Yew Tree Cottage, Sweethaws with Juliet Hastings
Against All Odds by Joan Murray
 
c 1914
Young Woman Before the Hearth
Young Woman Before the Hearth
Oil on canvas: 102.9 x 76.2 cm
Private collection
Against All Odds by Joan Murray
 
c 1914
After the Party
After the Party
Oil on canvas: 76.2 x 91.4 cm
Private collection
Against All Odds by Joan Murray
 
c 1914
The Heavenly Twins
The Heavenly Twins
Oil on canvas: 92.3 x 76.4 cm
Private collection
Against All Odds by Joan Murray
 
c 1914
Cottage Garden with Black Cat
Cottage Garden with Black Cat
Oil on canvas: 78.1 x 60.8 cm
Private collection
Against All Odds by Joan Murray
 
14th Aug 1915
The Matron, Nurses and Staff at Roehampton House as a Hospital
The Matron, Nurses and Staff at Roehampton House as a Hospital
(Carlyle is 2nd to left on 2nd row from the top)
Against All Odds by Joan Murray
 
1916
Daughter
Daughter
Oil on canvas: 99.1 x 73.7 cm
Collection: Art Gallery of Hamilton
Against All Odds by Joan Murray
 
c 1917
Nasturtiums
Nasturtiums
Oil on canvas: 40.6 x 50.8 cm
Collection: Art Gallery of Hamilton
Provenance: On loan from the Galbreaith Collection, Hamilton
Against All Odds by Joan Murray
 
1918
The Song of the Kettle
The Song of the Kettle
Oil on canvas: 35.6 x 50.8 cm
Private collection
Against All Odds by Joan Murray
 
2nd May 1923
Died
At The Cottage [als Yew Tree Cottage] in the Parish of Crowborough, Sussex
Joan Murray's records
Probate Registry of England and Wales
 
after 2nd May 1923
Buried
In the Parish of Crowborough, Sussex
Joan Murray's records
 
5th Jun 1923
Probate
London; Effects: £1,385 11s 1d to Juliet Hastings, spinster
Probate Registry of England and Wales

Ancestor's report
No descendent's report
Carlisle, Carlyle, Carleill individual records
The ancestral pedigree of Florence Emily Carlyle
  
1st marriage James Carlylem: 1790Janet Carlyle
of "Sandbed"
 
 b: August 1758 Brownknowe, Middlebie, Dumfries, Scotland
d: 23rd Jan 1832 Mainhill, Scotsbrig, Middlebie, Dumfries, Scotland, Aged 73 years
bur: after 23rd Jan 1832 Ecclefechan, Annan, Dumfries, Scotland
  b: 22nd Dec 1768 "Sandbed", Hoddam/Middlebie, Dumfries, Scotland, daughter of John "Old Sandbed" Carlyle and Euphemia Tod
d: 11th Sep 1792 Middlebie, Dumfries, Scotland, Aged 23 years
  
  
 John 
 b: 1792
d: 1872
 
    
Great-
Grandfather record
   
   
   
 John Carlylem: 16th Aug 1817 Brydekirk, CumberlandMargaret "Peggy" Benn 
 b: 1792
d: 1872
  b: 6th May 1798 Brydekirk, Cumberland
d: 1st May 1867 Brantford, Ontario, Canada, Aged 68 years
  
       
 Janet Mary John John James William 
 b: 1818 Brydekirk, Cumberland
d: 1889
 b: 1821 Brydekirk, Cumberland
d: c 1850
 b: 1825 Brydekirk, Cumberland
d: before 1827
 b: 1827 Brydekirk, Cumberland
d: 1897
 b: 1830 Brydekirk, Cumberland
d: 1900
 b: 25th Dec 1833 Brydekirk, Cumberland
d: 25th Jun 1911 Woodstock, Ontario, Canada
 
              
Grandfather record
   
   
   
 William Carlylem: 1860 Ontario, CanadaEmily "Jane" Youmans 
 b: 25th Dec 1833 Brydekirk, Cumberland
d: 25th Jun 1911 Woodstock, Ontario, Canada
  b: 13th Oct 1835 Athol, Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada
d: 19th Dec 1912 Woodstock, Ontario, Canada
  
           
William Arthur  Lillian  Maud Blanche Albert Russell Ernest Jerrold Edwin Stanley Russell Albert 
b: 1862 Galt, Ontario, Canada
d: 1947
  b: 1866 Galt, Ontario, Canada  b: 1872 Galt, Ontario, Canada
d: 1936
 b: April 1875 Galt, Ontario, Canada
d: August 1875
 b: c October 1875 Galt, Ontario, Canada
d: August 1876
 b: 1877 Galt, Ontario, Canada
d: 1952
 b: 1879 Galt, Ontario, Canada
d: 1941
 b: 1881 Galt, Ontario, Canada
d: 1932
 
  Florence Emily Ella            
  b: 24th Sep 1864 Galt, Ontario, Canada
d: 2nd May 1923 The Cottage [als Yew Tree Cottage], Crowborough, Sussex
bur: after 2nd May 1923 Crowborough, Sussex
 b: 1868 Galt, Ontario, Canada
d: 1871
            
Parental record

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