Cultural landscape report for Weir far national historic site, volume 1 : Site history and existing conditions, by Child Associates, 1996, Boston, MA, page 74-75, figure 38, illustrated: b&w on page 74
ECA Record Control Number: 20598
Record Level: Listing
Record Type: Book
Library of Congress Call Number: F104.R5C85 1996
Key Title: Cultural landscape report for Weir far national historic site, volume 1
Sub Title: Site history and existing conditions
Author: Child Associates
Publisher: Olmsted Center for Landscape Preservation and the National Park Service U.S. Department of the Interior
Publish Location: Boston, MA
Date of Publication: 1996
Description: page 74-75, figure 38, illustrated: b&w on page 74
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Library of Congress Subjects:
Carlsen, Emil, 1848-1932.
Number of copies: 1
…”About 1905, the Danish-born artist Emil Carlsen (1853-1932), who frequently visited the Weirs at Ella’s family home in Windham in the early 1900s, painted Weir’s Tree (figure 38), in which a magnificent sycamore is silhouetted against a cloudy sky. Although the tree is depicted in close detail, the surrounding landscape is hazy, and it is difficult to place this splendid tree. (Since Carlsen, identified the sycamore as “Weir’s,” it is reasonable to assume that it was in Branchville, although by this time Ella had probably inherited the Baker family property in Windham. As noted above, Ryder, Carlsen, and other friends often visited them in Windham as well as in Branchville.) Besides being a noted artist in his own right, Carlsen prepared Weir’s canvases. The story goes that, on one occasion, Carlsen went to visit Weir and found that he had hung the prepared canvases without painting anything on them, explaining: “Old Carlsen, they were too beautiful.” (28)
Emil Carlsen, Weir’s Tree, oil on canvas, ca.1905 (Collection, Diana and Richard Beattie, New York City. Photograph, courtesy the Cooley Gallery, Old Lyme, Connecticut).”
(28) Quoted in Susan G. Larkin, “A Curious Aggregation: J. Alden Weir and His Circle,” in J. Alden Weir: A Place of His Own (Storrs, Connecticut: The William Benton Museum of Art and the University of Connecticut, Storrs, 1991), 75-76.
WORKS BY EMIL CARLSEN
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