Emil Carlsen : Blue, white and gold, ca.1915.
ECA Record Control Number: 2562
Archives of American Art #: -none-
Record Level: Item
Record Type: Movable Work
Work Title: Blue, white and gold
Alternate Work Titles:
1941: Blue, white and gold [from exhibition catalog]
Work Date: ca.1915 [date based on color palette, technique and objects depicted.]
Work Creator: Emil Carlsen [1848-1932]
Work Medium: Oil on canvas
Work Dimensions: 20 x 16 inches
Location: At lower left.
Text: ‘Emil. Carlsen.’.
Marking Type: Label.
‘THE FRAME IN AMERICA: 1860–1960
(DECEMBER 8, 2001–FEBRUARY 3, 2002)
American Impressionist Arts and
Designed and fabricated by Carrig-Rohane Shop, Inc., Boston
Cottonwood, red bole, and 22k gold leaf
This scoop-profiled, hammer-carved, stippled-gesso frame was made by the renowned Boston School frame makers, and is signed on the verso, “Carrig-Rohane Shop, Inc. RC and NM Vose, Boston, 1910.” Also on the back is a label from the Macbeth Gallery, a New York gallery, which at the time represented Carlsen’s work.
The shimmering quality of the gold is a result of a sophisticated surface texture first made by carving soft ripples in the wood followed by “pouncing” or “stippling” the hot gesso with a hogshair brush. When the gold covers the surface, and is toned to harmonize with the painting, it exaggerates every texture with its own reflective intensity. When successfully accomplished, the technique imitates the texture and tone of the painting without visually overpowering it. ‘.
Description of Work:
1938 ( San Diego Museum of Art [1926- ], Balboa Park, San Diego, California 92101 (Accession #1938:54) ) ;
1937 Private estate of Josephine Ida (Pettengill) Everett [1866-1937], Cleveland, OH ;
1917 Private collection of Josephine Ida (Pettengill) Everett [1866-1937], Cleveland, OH ;
ca.1915 Private collection of Henry A Everett [1856-1917] & Josephine Ida (Pettengill) Everett [1866-1937], Cleveland, OH ;
ca.1915 ( 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, New York, NY ) ;
ca.1915 Emil Carlsen [1848-1932], the artist .
2010-2011 San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, CA, “Art of the United States from the San Diego Museum of Art, The San Diego Museum of Art”, November 6, 2010 – February 9, 2011.
1975 Wortsman Rowe Galleries, San Francisco, CA, “The Art of Emil Carlsen 1853-1932“, January 10-February 21; Rubicon Gallery, Los Altos, CA, January 17-February 28; The El Paso Museum of Art, El Paso, TX, March 2-March 30; Robert Rice Gallery, Houston, TX, April 10-May; Coe Kerr Gallery, New York, NY, June-July; The Fine Arts Gallery of San Diego, San Diego, CA, August 20-October 10; The Norton Gallery of Art, West Palm Beach, FL, November-December.
1941 Macbeth Gallery, New York, NY, “A Memorial Exhibition of Paintings as a Tribute to the Late Robert Macbeth: Renown Dealer in American Art, Showing the Work of Eighteen American Painters Discovered By the Macbeth Gallery“, March 30 – April 29.
1930 San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, CA, “American Paintings Exhibition”, January 2-31.
– San Diego Museum of Art collection printout by San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, CA, 2007.
– San Diego Museum of Art by Martin E. Petersen, San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, CA, 1993, illustrated on page 176.
– Plein Air Painters of California by Jeffrey Stewart, Westphal Publishing. Irvine, CA , 1986, page 55.
– Rubicon-Wortsman Pub., San Francisco, CA, Exhibition Catalog, “The Art of Emil Carlsen 1853-1932“, 1975, #3, Illustrated: b&w on page 40 & 92.
– The Macbeth Galleries, New York, NY, Exhibition Catalog, “A Memorial Exhibition of Paintings as a Tribute to the Late Robert Macbeth: Renown Dealer in American Art, Showing the Work of Eighteen American Painters Discovered By the Macbeth Gallery“, March 30 – April 29, 1941, #6, not illustrated.
– The Golden Background, ca.1919 [same items and almost exact same composition.]
– There is a note that it was painted in France but we do not think this is true and we will look for proof from the museum.
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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:
August 31, 2014
February 8, 2017