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Emil Carlsen : Woman sewing, ca.1883.
Emil Carlsen : Woman sewing, ca.1883.


ECA record control number: 7586

Archives of American Art #: -none-

Record level: Item

Record type: Movable work

Work title: Woman sewing

Alternate work titles:
ca.1980s: Woman sewing [from [unknown auction] catalog]

Work date: ca.1894 [date based on other known watercolor with exact same type of signature.]

Work creator: Emil Carlsen [1848-1932]

Work medium: Watercolor
Work dimensions: 15-1/4 x 12 inches

Inscribed/signed front:
Location: At lower left.
Dated: No.
Text: ‘Emile. Carlsen.’.


Marking type: Pencil writing.
Location: Lower middle left verso.
Text: ’40’.

Marking type: Rotated counter-clockwise pencil writing.
Location: Lower left verso.
Text: ’11 X 14′.

Marking type: Pencil writing.
Location: Lower right verso.
Text: ‘[illegible]’.

ECA category: People
ECA sub-category: Genre

Archives of American Art Subjects:
Figure female
Figure female — Full length

Description of work:

2017 Private collection of [withheld], MA ;
ca.1980s Private collection of [withheld], MA ;
ca.1980s ( [unknown auction house] ) ;
after ca.1894 Private collection of [unknown] ;
ca.1894 Emil Carlsen [1848-1932], the artist .

Exhibition history:


Related works:
– Moored boat, 1894. [Watercolor with the same exact signature.]
– Women in white, 1894. [Image of the same sitter]

ECA notes:
– Condition: Some mat burn from original mat. Verso discolored. Appears to have had wooden board backing (seen on works from this time period) at some point. 1/2″ tear on right edge. Deckle edge along left and lower edges. Those edges also appear to have pin, or small nail, holes. Some light foxing on recto.
– We believe the sitter to be Carlsen’s future wife Luella May (Ruby) Carlsen [ca.1849-before 1966]. Carlsen met his Luella in about 1894.

Price history:
ca.1980s – [unknown] [auction]


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Digital document provenance:
Original compiled and researched document by the Emil Carlsen Archives, 266 West 21st Street, Suite 4E, New York, NY 10011.

Document license:
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Image license:
The author of this artwork died more than 70 years ago. According to U.S. Copyright Law, copyright expires 70 years after the author’s death. In other countries, legislation may differ.

Record birth date:
January 22, 2015

Last updated: July 19, 2017 at 20:48 pm