Emil Carlsen : Brook elm, ca.1906.
ECA record control number: 5635
Archives of American Art #: -none-
Record level: Item
Record type: Movable work
Work title: Brook elm [from painting verso]
Alternate work titles:
ca.1906 : Brook elm [from painting verso]
Work date: ca.1906 [date based on dated photograph of similar painting]
Work creator: Emil Carlsen [1848-1932]
Work medium: Oil on canvas on board
Work dimensions: 49-1/2 x 47-1/2 inches
Inscribed / signed front:
Text: ‘Brook elm / E.C.’.
Description of work:
Provenance / ownership:
2018 [tba] ;
2018 ( Christie’s [1766- ], Rockefeller Center, 20 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10020 ) ;
2010 Private collection of [unknown], FL ;
2010 ( Christie’s [1766- ], Rockefeller Center, 20 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10020 ) ;
ca.1975 Private collection of [unknown], CT ;
ca.1970-1974 ( Fudali Galleries, Inc., 28 Elm Street, Lakeville, CT 06039, president Joseph G. Fudali [1921-2003] ) ;
1966 Private collection of Florence B. G. S. Carlsen [1903-1974], Falls Village, CT, the artist’s daughter-in-law ; (likely)
before 1966 Private estate of Dines Carlsen [1901-1966], Falls Village, CT, the artist’s son ; (likely)
1932 Private collection of Luella May (Ruby) Carlsen [c.1869-before 1966], New York, NY, the artist’s wife ; (likely)
ca.1906 Emil Carlsen [1848-1932], the artist .
2010 Christie’s [1766- ], New York, NY, “Sale #2362 – Important American paintings, drawings and sculpture”, December 1.
References / citations:
– Christie’s [1766- ], New York, NY, online sales catalog, “Sale #2362 – Important American paintings, drawings and sculpture”, December 1, 2010, lot #34, illustrated : color.
– The brook, 1906. [similar location, composition and palette.]
– Trees and Water, ca.1928 [same brook from slightly different vantage point using different color palette and technique]
In 1906, at age 58, Carlsen secured his first major gallery exhibition at Folsom Galleries, New York, NY, planned for 1908. Carlsen showed several works previous to his exhibition with the gallery, believed to be landscapes, based on newspaper clippings. He travelled extensively in preparation for his show, producing large amounts of work visiting Denmark, England, Connecticut, Venice, and others. From 1904-1906, Carlsen spent time with his close friend, painter, Julian Alden Weir and his family at their home in Connecticut, Carlsen purchased his own home near Weir’s in the small town of Falls Village, CT in 1906. Brook Elm, ca.1906 is most likely a location close to Falls Village, Connecticut. The spot appears at least two times within the artist’s oeuvre, suggesting that it was a place that he had ready access. Carlsen has yet to discover or travel to Maine making this more likely to be Connecticut.
– ECA, July 25, 2018
2010 – $50,000 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:
October 26, 2014
Last updated: August 8, 2020 at 15:34 pm