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Emil Carlsen : A girl preparing poultry, 1885.

January 1, 1885
Emil Carlsen : A girl preparing poultry, 1885.

ECA Record Control Number: 4551

Archives of American Art #: 03890062  [unable to locate number in AAA system?]

Record Level: Item

Record Type: Movable Work

Work Title: A Girl Preparing Poultry 

Alternate Work Titles:
1984: A young girl preparing poultry  [from magazine ad]
1930: Woman and chickens  [from article on exhibition]
1886: Young girl preparing poultry  [from exhibition catalog]
1884/1885: Femme plumant des volailles [A young girl preparing poultry]  [from exhibition catalog]

Work Date: 1885  [date from front of canvas]

Work Creator: Emil Carlsen [1848-1932]

Work Medium: Oil on canvas
Work Dimensions: 68 x 51 | 68 x 31? inches

Inscribed/Signed Front:
Location: At lower right.
Dated: Yes.
Text: ‘Emil. Carlsen. -85’.

Verso: unknown

ECA Category: People
ECA Sub-Category: Genre

Archives of American Art Subjects:
Animal — Bird
Animal — Bird — Chicken
Architecture interior
Figure female
Figure female — Full length
Still Life
Still Life — Game
Still Life — Game — Bird
Still Life — Other
Still Life — Other — Container
Still Life — Other — Cookware

Description of Work:

ca.2011 Private collection of [unknown] ;
ca.1984 ( R. H. Love Galleries, Inc [1966-2011], 100 East Ohio Street, Chicago, IL  60611 ) ;
ca.1962 Private collection of [unknown] ;
ca.1905 Private collection of James Irving Holcomb [1876-1962], Indianapolis, IN ;
ca.1893 Private collection of Joseph Jefferson [1829-1905], Palm Beach, FL ;
1886 Private collection of George Ebbert Seney [1832-1893], New York, NY ;
1885 Emil Carlsen [1848-1932], the artist .

Exhibition History:
1930 John Herron Art Institute [now the Indianapolis Museum of Art], Indianapolis, IN, “Exhibition of paintings loaned the John Herron Art Institute from homes in the city of Indianapolis“, October 13-31.
1887 National Academy of Design, New York, NY, “62nd Annual Exhibition (Spring Exhibition)“, April 4 – May 14.
1887 Minneapolis Industrial Exposition, Minneapolis, MN, “Industrial Exposition“, x-x?.
1886 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, “Sixth Annual Exhibition of Contemporary Art”, 1886.
1886 Art Gallery of the Southern Exposition, Louisville, KY, August 28 – October 23. [prize winner]
1885 Société des Artistes Français, The Paris Salon, Paris, France, May 1-June 30.

– Ad from [unknown magazine], 1986, illustrated: color.
– “Emil Carlsen ad for R.H. Love Galleries, Inc.“, Chicago, IL, [unknown magazine], January, 1984, page 361, illustrated: color.
– The Indianapolis Star, Indianapolis, IN, “In the world of art” by Lucille E Morehouse, Sunday, October 12, 1930, page 56, not illustrated.
– San Francisco Examiner, San Francisco, CA, “Flying from philistines”, September 27, 1891, page 13, column 1-3, not illustrated.
– National Academy of Design, New York, NY, “62nd annual exhibition (spring exhibition)“, April 4 – May 14, 1887, #411, not illustrated.
– Minneapolis Industrial Exposition, Minneapolis, MN, “Industrial exposition“, x-x?, 1887, #265, not illustrated.
– The Courier-Journal, Louisville, KY, “Exposition art gallery“, Saturday, August 7, 1886, page 6, not illustrated.
Illustrated catalogue of the art gallery of the Southern Exposition, Louisville, KY, August 28 – October 23, 1886, prepared by Charles M. Kurtz, editor of National Academy Notes, director of the Art Department, published for the Art Committee by John P. Morton and Company, 440-446 West Main Street, Louisville, KY.
– Société des Artistes Français, exhibition catalog, The Paris Salon, Paris, France, May 1-June 30, 1885, #461, not illustrated.

Related Works:

ECA Notes:
– Ad provided by Amon Carter Center, Fort Worth, TX.

– The Courier-Journal, Louisville, KY, “Exposition art gallery“, Saturday, August 7, 1886, page 6
“Mention must be be withheld of a large painting by Emil Carlsen, the last painting purchased by Mr. Seney, when he generously sends to Louisville before having had it in his own home. It represents a young Normandy peasant woman plucking a number of birds, preparatory to sending them to market. It is a picture of strong realistic qualities and fine color effect, and will be a feature of the gallery. Mr. Carlsen is a Swede by birth, but an American by adoption. He is one of the most splendid colorists in the country, and this picture shows him at his best.”

– San Francisco Examiner, San Francisco, CA, “Flying from philistines”, September 27, 1891, page 13, column 1-3.
…”His picture “La Plumouse: which was in the Salon in 1885, was bought by George Seney of New York, the greatest collector of pictures in America.  When brought to this country it was exhibited at the New York Academy, holding a place of honor, then at the Boston Paint and Clay Club and then at Louisville, KY, where it won a prize.”…

Price History:
1887 – $1,500 USD. (worth approx. $37,500 today)


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September 11, 2014

Last Update:
March 23, 2017


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