Emil Carlsen : A job well done, 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.
Text: ‘Emil Carlsen. 84‘.
Marking type: Signed, inscribed, and dated.
Location: On verso.
Text: ‘Emil. Carlsen/Boston/April/1884‘.
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 .
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.
– This is a study for the final larger version completed in 1885 : Polishing the brass, 1885.
– Framed in Newcomb Macklin frame measuring 36 x 31 inches.
– Condition report : Craquelure, a few pinpricks of paint loss, minor retouch. 
2021 – $9,500 USD [retail] ;
2020 – $938 USD [auction] ;
Digital-born document number:
Digital document provenance:
Original compiled and researched document by the Emil Carlsen Archives, 266 West 21st Street, Suite 4E, New York, NY 10011.
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Record birth date:
May 14, 2020
Last updated: June 19, 2021 at 15:53 pm