Alexander Carse

c. 1770-1843 Scotland-Portraiture /Genre


Brief Biography-Alexander Carse from East Lothian was tutored by David Allan the painter and illustrator. Allan had an influence on Carse along with Dutch art. He moved to London in 1812 where he encountered strong competition from David Wilkie and after eight years decided to return to Scotland. It has been said Wilkie had been influenced by the subjects of Alexander.
Carse became an Artist Associate of the Royal Institute in Edinburg. He is noted in particular for his painting of the Royal visit by George IV to Scotland and three paintings of football matches. He had two sons who became artists, William Carse and James Howe Carse. Alexander sadly died a poor man.


Click an Image to Enlarge

a village

a village argument

a village

a village concert]

penny wedding

penny wedding

football play

the football play

the open
air preacher

the open air preacher