Over the Hills of Kurdistan: Flying above Kirkuk

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Carline joined the Royal Flying Corps in 1914. Later he was moved to the Department of Camouflage and sent to the Near East to record the war against the Turks. A drawing for this painting in the Imperial War Museum is dated 23 July 1919; they record a Bristol fighter plane returning to Mosul after a punitive expedition over Kurdistan.

Ashmolean Museum, Oxford



Over the Hills of Kurdistan: Flying above Kirkuk




oil on canvas


H 38 x W 45 cm

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Presented by Gwendolyn Harter, the artist's widow, 1929

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