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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

January 1, 1996

ECA Record Control Number: 20598

Record Level: Listing

Record Type: Book

Library of Congress Call Number: F104.R5C85 1996

ISBN: -none-

Key Title: Cultural landscape report for Weir far national historic site, volume 1

Sub Title: Site history and existing conditions

Language: English

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

Table of Contents:

Library of Congress Subjects:
Carlsen, Emil, 1848-1932.

Number of copies: 1

Digitized: yes.

BOOK

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

TRANSCRIPTION

…”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)

“Figure 38
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.

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