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Emil Carlsen : Arranging flowers, 1886.

January 1, 1886
Emil Carlsen : Arranging flowers, 1886.

 

 

ECA record control number: 4561

Archives of American Art #: -none-

Record level: Item

Record type: Movable work

Work title: Arranging flowers

Alternate work titles:
2019 : Arranging flowers, 1886 [from online auction catalog] ; 
2014 : Arranging flowers, 1886  [from art dealer website] ;
2005 : Arranging flowers, 1886  [from exhibition catalog] ;
ca.1973 : Arranging flowers, 1886  [from gallery label] ;

Work date: 1886  [from front of painting]

Work creator: Emil Carlsen [1848-1932]

Work medium: Oil on canvas mounted on board
Work dimensions: 8 x 6 inches [unframed] | 8-1/2 x 6-1/2 inches [unframed] | 14 x 12 inches [framed]

Inscribed / signed front:
Location: At upper left.
Dated: Yes.
Text: ‘ EMIL. CARLSEN. 86.’.

Marking type: Metal decorative frame placard with half round sides, mounded with printing and or engraving held with two small nails.
Location: Lower center frame front.
Text: ‘Emil Carlsen’.

Verso:

Marking type: Horizontal rectangular white label, ripped off with glue and paper residue [likely an auction label].
Location: Top middle frame verso.
Text: ‘[none]’.

Marking type: Vertical rectangular white label with rounded edges, ripped off at top left and right [likely an auction number label].
Location: Top middle right frame verso.
Text: ‘[none]’.

Marking type: Black backing / book binding tape [missing at top], and placed around the entire parameter of the work afixing it to the frame.
Location: Left, bottom, and right work panel and frame inner opening.
Text: ‘[none]’.

Marking type: Horizontal rectangular, white, slightly yellowed, item number identification label with Bold and type black print.
Location: Top right of panel verso.
Text: ‘APG 3401’.

Marking type: Horizontal rectangular white, slightly yellowed and dirtied, ripped identification label with rouned edges held on with additional clear scotch tape along upper edge.
Location: Upper left work panel verso.
Text: ‘W. Carlsen / Bi [obscured by image]’.

Marking type: Horizontal rectangular white, slightly aged, gallery identification label printed and typewritten.
Location: Top middle [stretching the entire width] gallery label.
Text: ‘DAVIS & LONG COMPANY [center masthead printed] / 231 EAST SIXTIETH STREET [center masthead printed] / NEW YORK, NEW YORK 10022 [center masthead printed] / ARTIST: [printed] Emil Carlsen [typewritten] / TITLE: [printed] “Arranging Flowers” [typewritten] / MEDIUM: [printed] Oil on canvas mounted on cardboard [typewritten] / SIZE: [printed] 8 x 6″ [typewritten] NUMBER: [printed] DL-437’.

Marking type: Horizontal rectangular white, slightly aged, gallery label with exhibition identification label printed and typewritten laid over the main gallery label.
Location: Lower middle [stretching the entire width] gallery exhibition label with gallery exhibition label laid over the gallery label just below.
Text [lable 1 – underlabel]: ‘DAVIS & LONG COMPANY / 746 MADISON AVENUE / NEW YORK, N.Y. 10021’.
Text: [label 2 – overlabel]: ‘EXHIBITION [printed] American Painting [underlined and typewritten] / DATE [printed] October 6 – October 27, 1976 [typewritten] / CATALOGUE [printed] no. 6 [typewritten] / LENDER [printed]’.

Marking type: Horizontal rectangular white, dirtied museum exhibition / loan label.
Location: Center bottom work panel and continued onto entire bottom frame width.
Text: ‘[triangular bold A logo in green ink] / Greenville County Museum of Art / 420 College Street / Greenville, South Carolina 29601 [all printed in rounded font in green ink] / [horizontal line] / Emil Carlesen (1886) [sic] [typewritten] / Arranging Flowers [underlined] [typewritten] / AMERICAN REALIST AND IMPRESSIONIST [typewritten] / PAINTINGS from the collection of [typewritten] / Mr. and Mrs. Haig Tashjian [typewritten] / March 10 – April 22, 1984 [typewritten] / [horizontal line]’.

Marking type: Horizontal with rounded edges residue colored black with marker [faded].
Location: lower right frame verso.
Text: ‘[illegible]’.

ECA category: People
ECA sub-category: Genre

Archives of American Art subjects:
Figure female
Figure female — Full length
Object
Object — Flower
Occupation
Occupation — Other

Description of work:

Provenance / ownership:
2019 Private collection of [withheld], New York, NY ;
2019 ( Heritage Auctions, Inc. [1976- ], 17th Floor, 3500 Maple Ave, Dallas, TX 75219 ) ;
2005 ( MME Fine Art, LLC. [2004- ], 74 East 79th St, Penthouse 18B, New York, NY 10021 ) ;
ca.2003 ( Thomas Colville Fine Arts [1973- ], 111 Old Quarry Road, Guilford, CT 06437 | 1000 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10075 ) ;
ca.1980s Private Collection of Haig Tashjian [1913-2000] & Mrs. Tashjian, Leonia, NJ ;
1981 ( Hirschl & Adler Galleries [1952- ], [2011- ] 730 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10019 | [1977-2011] 21 East 70th Street, New York, NY 10021 | [1958-1977] 21 East 67th, New York, NY 10065 | [1952-1958] Marguery Hotel on 270 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10017 ) ;
1976 Private collection of [unknown], NH ;
ca.1975 ( Davis & Long Company [1952- ], 746 Madison Avenue, New York, NY ) ;
1975 Estate of Florence B. G. S. Carlsen [1903-1974], Falls Village, CT, the artist’s daughter-in-law ;
1966 Private collection of Florence B. G. S. Carlsen [1903-1974], Falls Village, CT, the artist’s daughter-in-law ;
1966 Private estate of Dines Carlsen [1901-1966], Falls Village, CT ;
1943 Private collection of Dines Carlsen [1901-1966], Falls Village, CT, the artist’s son ;
1943 Private estate of Luella May (Ruby) Carlsen [1868-1943], New York, NY ;
1932 Private collection of Luella May (Ruby) Carlsen [1868-1943], New York, NY, the artist’s wife ;
1886 Private collection of Emil Carlsen [1848-1932], the artist ;
1886 Emil Carlsen [1848-1932], the artist .

Exhibition history:
2019 Heritage Auctions, Inc. [1976- ], Dallas, TX, “American art signature auction – Dallas #5423 Session #1”. November 1.
1985 Bruce Museum, Greenwich, CT, “The still life paintings of Emil Carlsen”, March 31 – May 5.
1982-1984 Greenville County Museum of Art, Greenville, SC, “American realist and impressionist painting from the collection of Mr. and Mrs. Haig Tashjian“, March 10 – April 22.
1976 Davis & Long Company, New York, NY, “American painting”, October 6-27.

References / citations:
Heritage Auctions, Inc. [1976- ], Dallas, TX, online auction catalog [via inValuable.com], “American art signature auction – Dallas #5423 Session #1”. November 1, 2019, lot #68152, illustrated : color.
MME Fine Art, LLC. website accessed September 11, 2014.
– “Soren Emil Carlsen: The Hammershoi of Manhattan” by Kim Lykke Jensen, Narayana Press, Gylling, Denmark, 2008, illustrated: color, page 38, figure 20.
– Greenville County Museum of Art, Greenville, SC, exhibition catalog, “American realist and impressionist painting from the collection of Mr. and Mrs. Haig Tashjian“, March 10 – April 22, 1984, page: unnumbered [page 4], [painting unnumbered], illustrated : b&w, shown as Arranging flowers, 1886.
– Davis & Long Company, New York, NY, exhibition catalog, “American paintings”, October 6-27, 1976, #6, illustrated : b&w.

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ECA notes:
– Contacted direct to confirm ownership and winning of the auction on November 2, 2019 via email.
– Hirschl & Adler Galleries provided provenance they knew on June 30. 2015 via email with Eric Baumgartner.
– Condition Report [2019]: minor frame wear; under UV light, there appears to be careful tiny touches of in-paint throughout.
– Frame appears to be from ca.1970s or early 1980s.
– Likely painted in Paris, France under one of the artist’s former teachers influence, Antoine Vollon [1833-1900].

Price history:
2019 – $3,500 USD  [auction]
2019 – $2,000 USD  [retail]

 

Document information

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Digital-born document number:
ECA.2016.4561

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:
August 25, 2016

Last updated: November 16, 2019 at 16:23 pm


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