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Emil Carlsen Afternoon Landscape, ca.1907

January 1, 1907
Emil Carlsen Afternoon Landscape, ca.1907

ECA Record Control Number: 4618

Archives of American Art #: -none-

Record Level: Item

Record Type: Movable Work

Work Title: Afternoon Landscape 

Alternate Work Titles:
2016: Afternoon Landscape  [from dealer exhibition/sale catalog]
1922: Weir’s Place at Windham [from illustrated auction catalog]
1921: Weir’s Woods  [from auction catalog]

Work Date: ca.1907

Work Creator: Emil Carlsen [1848-1932]

Work Medium: Oil on board
Work Dimensions: 25 x 30 inches | 24-1/2 x 29-1/2 inches

Inscribed/Signed Front:
Location: At lower left.
Dated: No.
Text: ‘Emil. Carlsen.’.

Verso: unknown.

ECA Category: Landscape
ECA Sub-Category: Cityscape

Archives of American Art Subjects:
Architecture exterior
Architecture exterior — Domestic
Architecture exterior — Domestic — House
Landscape
Landscape — Connecticut
Landscape — Connecticut — Windham
Landscape — Farm
Landscape — Time
Landscape — Time — Afternoon
Landscape — Tree

Description of Work:
Horizontal composition of a large tree and group of farm buildings in a sunny field with woods in the background.  In the painting foreground there is green-grey field.  In middle-ground there is a large tree with leaves at top to the center-left of the canvas.  In the background are a series of farm out-buildings including: a long barn in grey-green at right and five other smaller farm house and farm outbuildings to the left of canvas.  The far background is undefined treeline and grey-light blue sky.  The horizon line is approximately one-third from the bottom of the canvas.  [ECA]

Provenance/Ownership:
2008 Thomas Colville Fine Arts [1973- ], 111 Old Quarry Road, Guilford, CT 06437 | 1000 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10075
2008 Freeman’s Auction [1805- ], 1808 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19103
ca.1941 The estates of James Andrew Vaughn [1916-2007] & Dorothy Clinger Vaughn [1919-2007], Sea Island, GA & Akron, OH
1922 Private collection of Edwin Coupland Shaw [1863-1941], Akron, OH
1922 Macbeth Gallery, The [1892-1953], [1935-1953] 11 East Fifty-seventh Street | [1924-1934] 15 East Fifty-seventh Street | [1906-1923] 450 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY | [1892-1905] 237 Fifth Avenue in New York
ca.1921 Private collection of Duncan Phillips [1886-1966], New York, NY
ca.1907 Emil Carlsen [1848-1932], the artist

Exhibition History:
2016 Lyman Allyn Art Museum, Lyman Allyn Art Museum, New London, CT, “A Good Summer’s Work: J. Alden Weir, Connecticut Impressionist“, August 17 – September 11.
2015 Thomas Colville Fine Art, The Art Show, The Park Avenue Armory, New York, NY, “Whistler and his Influence“, March 4-8.
1922 American Art Galleries, New York, NY, “Sale”, February 22-27.
1921 The Dallas Art Association, Dallas, TX, “Second Annual Exhibition: American and European Art“, April 7–21 (needs further research & confirmation).

References/Citations:
Rare Light: J. Alden Weir in Windham, Connecticut, 1882-1919 edited by Anne E. Dawson, Wesleyan University Press, Middletown, CT, 2016, pages 71-73, illustrated: color on page 71.
– Thomas Colville Fine Art, The Art Show, The Park Avenue Armory, New York, NY, “Whistler and his Influence“, March 4-8, 2015, #11, illustrated: color on page 22.
– “A History of American Tonalism: 1880-1920” by David A. Cleveland with foreword by John Wilmerding, Hudson Hills Press, Manchester and New York, 2010, pages 524-525, figure 8.106, illustrated: color.
– American Art Galleries, New York, NY, Sales Catalog, February 22-27, 1922, lot #41, illustrated: B&W.
– The Dallas Art Association, Dallas, TX, Exhibition Catalog, “Second Annual Exhibition: American and European Art“, April 7–21, 1921, #42, not illustrated.

Related Works:
Night, Old Windham, 1904 [same geographic location – not same view and similar painting technique]

ECA Notes:

– Rare Light: J. Alden Weir in Windham, Connecticut, 1882-1919 edited by Anne E. Dawson, Wesleyan University Press, Middletown, CT, 2016, pages 71-73, illustrated: color on page 71.
…”When summering at Windham, Carlsen stayed in a 1781 cottage owned by Weir—the same house that Lou Frink would later occupy—that was located directly across the street from the Baker-Weir House [170].  Weir’s youngest daughter Cora, “remembered well that the artists enjoyed painting together in the neighborhood during the day and socializing with their families in the evening. [171]”  Weir’s oldest daughter, Caroline Weir Ely, recalled that Emil Carlsen “was a rare character—very sensitive, sympathetic and unusually appreciative.  He loved to chuckle over Father’s [Weir’s] term of ‘Old Carlsen’ as a form of endearment [172].”…

Thomas Colville Fine Art, The Art Show, The Park Avenue Armory, New York, NY, “Whistler and his Influence“, March 4-8, 2015, illustrated: color.

“While Emil Carlsen had developed a reputation early in his career as one of late-nineteenth-century America’s preeminent still life painters, by the turn of the next century he was renowned for the many landscapes he chose to represent his work at exhibitions throughout the country.

Afternoon Landscape, painted at the Windham, Connecticut home of his close friend J. Alden Weir, reflects Carlsen’s unique approach to landscape painting. As in his still life compositions, in which the considered placement of evocative articles and the close values of their jewel-like surfaces elevate these works into objects of beauty and contemplation, this nestled sprawl of ancient buildings is unified into a total harmony through the artist’s masterful touch and subtle coloration.”

– It is unclear if this is “Weir’s Woods” as described in the Dallas Art Association 2nd Annual Exhibition.  Needs further research & confirmation.

Price History:
1922 – $675 USD.

 

Document Information

Digital-born Document Number:
ECA.2014.4618

Digital Document Provenance:
Original compiled and researched document by the Emil Carlsen Archives, 266 West 21st Street, Suite 4E, New York, NY 10011.

Document License:
Creative Commons Corporation  shareAlike (sa) license.  Some of the information contained within this document may hold further publication restrictions depending on final use.  It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine.

Image License:
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:
September 18, 2014

Last Update:
October 23, 2016


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