The Sea of Galilee from above the Clouds

Both Sydney Carline (1888–1929) and his brother Richard served in the Royal Flying Corps during the First World War. As an official war artist, Sydney painted aerial battles on the Italian front during 1918, but in 1919 both brothers were sent to the Near East, where they recorded the war against the Turks, as seen from the air crews' perspective. This watercolour is a study for a painting in the Imperial War Museum. Another oil painting of aerial combat by Carline, Over the Hills of Kurdistan: Flying above Kirkuk, is in the Ashmolean's collection.


  • Title

    The Sea of Galilee from above the Clouds

  • Artist/maker

    Sydney William Carline (1888 - 1929)
  • Associated place

    Europe (place of creation)
  • Date

    1914 - 1939
  • Material and technique

    watercolour over indications in graphite

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    sheet 24.7 x 30.9 cm (height x width)
  • No. of items


  • Credit line

    Presented by Gwendolyn Carline, the artist's widow, 1929.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Western Art

  • Accession no.


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