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Emil Carlsen : A job well done, 1884.

January 1, 1884
Emil Carlsen : Portrait of a maid, 1884.


Emil Carlsen : Portrait of a maid, 1884.

Emil Carlsen : Portrait of a maid, 1884.

Emil Carlsen : Portrait of a maid, 1884.

Emil Carlsen : Portrait of a maid, 1884.

ECA record control number: 26606

Archives of American Art #: [none]

Record level: Item

Record type: Movable work

Work title: A job well done [from online dealer website]

Alternate work titles:
2021 : A job well done  [from online dealer website]
2020 : Portrait of a maid  [from online auction catalog]

Work date: 1884

Work creator: Emil Carlsen [1848-1932]

Work medium: Oil on canvas
Work dimensions: 28-3/8 x 23-3/8 inches [unframed] | 36 x 31 inches [framed]

Inscribed / signed front:
Location: At lower left.
Dated: Yes,
Text: ‘Emil Carlsen. 84‘.

Marking type: Signed, inscribed, and dated.
Location: On verso.
Text: ‘Emil. Carlsen/Boston/April/1884‘.

ECA category: People
ECA sub-category: Genre

Archives of American Art subjects:
Architecture interior
Figure female
Figure female — Full length
Still Life
Still Life — Other — Container
Still Life — Other — Cookware

Description of work:

Provenance / ownership:
2020 ( Feoli Fine Art, Great Barrington, MA ) ;
2020 ( Skinner Auctioneers & Appraisers of Fine Art [1971- ], 274 Cedar Hill Street, Marlborough, MA 01752 ) ;
before 2020 Private collection of [unknown], New York, NY
1884 Emil Carlsen [1848-1932], the artist .

Exhibition history:
2020 Skinner Auctioneers & Appraisers of Fine Art [1971- ], Marlborough, MA, “Fine paintings & sculpture – 3390B Marlborough”, May 31.

References / citations:
– Feoli Fine Art, Great Barrington, MA, dealer website, https://www.feolifineart.net/imgdetail.php?id=2286.  Accessed June 19, 2021.
– Skinner Auctioneers & Appraisers of Fine Art [1971- ], Marlborough, MA, online auction catalog, “Fine paintings & sculpture – 3390B Marlborough”, May 31, 2020, lot #334, illustrated : color.
– “Polishing the brass” advertising image from the American Brass Co. who likely bought the larger finished version for the ad, 1886.

Related works:
– This is a study for the final larger version completed in 1885 : Polishing the brass, 1885.

ECA notes:
– Framed in Newcomb Macklin frame measuring 36 x 31 inches.
– Condition report : Craquelure, a few pinpricks of paint loss, minor retouch.  [2020]

Price history:
2021 – $9,500 USD [retail] ;
2020 – $938 USD [auction] ;


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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:
May 14, 2020

Last updated: June 19, 2021 at 15:53 pm


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Digital-born Publication Title: Emil Carlsen Archives
Publication Subtitle: World's Largest Visual Reference Dedicated to the Preservation of the Work of Danish-American Impressionist/Realist Painter, Emil Carlsen [1848-1932]
Library of Congress Subject Authority Heading: Carlsen, Emil, 1853-1932
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