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Emil Carlsen Calling Out the Hounds, 1886

January 1, 1886
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Calling Out the Hounds, 1886
Emil Carlsen [1848-1932]
Oil on canvas
? x ? inches [life size]

Signed: ?

Archives of American Art #: -none-

Provenance:
xxxx Hurlburts Hotel, Boston, MA
xxxx The Boston Tavern, Boston, MA
1886 Emil Carlsen & Alexander Pope, the artists

Exhibitions:
1887 4 West 22nd Street, New York, NY
1886 465 Washington Street, Boston, MA, December.
1884 Massachusetts Charitable Mechanic Association, Boston, MA, Room 1, “Fifteenth Exhibition of the Massachusetts Charitable Mechanic Association”, September – October.

References:
– “The Driving Clubs of Greater Boston” edited by John W. Linnehan and Edward E. Cogswell, Equine Portrait Painters Who Have Won Fame” by Everett L. “Percy” Smith, Boston, MA, 1914, page 150.
– Brush and Pencil, “Alexander Pope, Painter of Animals”, May 1, 1901.
– “Men of Progress: One Thousand Biographical Sketches and Portraits of Leaders in Business and Professional Life in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts” edited by Edwin M. Bacon, Boston, MA, 1896, page 802.
– “The National Cyclopedia of American Biography” edited by J. T. White, 1900, page 378.
“tches and Portraits of Leaders in Business and Professional Life in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts” edited by Edwin M. Bacon, Boston, MA, 1896, page 802.
– The New England Magazine, Boston, MA, “An American Landseer.” by Frank T. Robinson, February, 1891, Volume 3, page 633.
– The Critic, New York, NY, “The Fine Arts: Art Notes”, January 29, 1887, Volume 7-10, page 59.
– The Magazine of Art, “Monthly Record of American Art.”, 1887, Volume 10, page 15.
– Boston Evening Transcript, Boston, MA, “The Fine Arts.”, June 10, 1889, page 6.
– Daily Evening Transcript, Boston, MA, “Calling Out The Hounds”, December 7, 1886, section 5:7.
– Daily Evening Transcript, Boston, MA, “Art Notes: Calling Out the Hounds”, December 2, 1886, Section 6, Page 3.
– Massachusetts Charitable Mechanic Association, Boston, MA, “Fifteenth Exhibition of the Massachusetts Charitable Mechanic Association”, September – October, 1884, #107,

Notes:

“The Driving Clubs of Greater Boston” edited by John W. Linnehan and Edward E. Cogswell, Equine Portrait Painters Who Have Won Fame” by Everett L. “Percy” Smith, Boston, MA, 1914, page 150.
“Alexander Pope’s Peacocks in Central Park, his sketches of dogs and still life were grand, yet he could not paint horses, cattle or fowl as dud Scott Leighton, Mr. Pope’s (assisted by Emil Carlsen) Calling Out the Hounds, in the corridor of Hurlburts Hotel is a gigantic canvas, was much admired and has been recently done over.”

Brush and Pencil, “Alexander Pope, Painter of Animals”, May 1, 1901.
“In the fall of this year [1886], however, Pope produced his first notable canvas, Calling Out the Hounds, which was widely exhibited, and which excited the most favorable comment, not merely by its composition and coloring, but by its life and spirit. The artist had arrived at that point in his career when he felt impelled to do something more pretentious than painting somebody’s anumal on order, and he prepared for the execution of this canvas in the most thorough way possible. He made a careful study of costumes, the manners of the hunt, the action of dogs-everything needful to make an accurate and spirited picture. The painting was bright with color, vigorous, decorative, and it soon was accorded a place in the Boston Tavern, where it was generally admired.”

“The National Cyclopedia of American Biography” edited by J. T. White, 1900, page 378.
“His [Alexander Pope’s] first ambitious effort, Calling Out the Hounds, executed in conjunction with Emil Carlsen, who laid in the background, proved the most popular feature of several large exhibitions and is now hung in the Boston Tavern.”

“Men of Progress: One Thousand Biographical Sketches and Portraits of Leaders in Business and Professional Life in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts” edited by Edwin M. Bacon, Boston, MA, 1896, page 802.
In the autumn of 1886 he [Alexander Pope] the large canvas Calling Out the Hounds, Emil Carlsen laying in the background, which depicts a hunting party just about to start out, with the splendid pack of dogs in the foreground.  This was shown in several exhibitions, and at once estatblished Pope’s reputation.  It now hands in the Boston Tavern.”

The New England Magazine, Boston, MA, “An American Landseer.” by Frank T. Robinson, February, 1891, Volume 3, page 633.
“In company with Emil Carlsen, who laid in the background, Pope executed the heroic canvas which is now hung in the Boston Tavern, and which shows a hunting party just forming. The picture was full of color, of manly vigor, and from the first public exhibition of the work, which was entitled Callin Out the Hounds, Pope’s art future seemed assured. The canvas was shown in several galleries, and it was conceded by the artists and the critics to be not only a decorative work, but to contain the elements of “go” and insight into the composition quite beyond the grasp of the average painter of the day. Here was displayed much knowledge of the hunt, of costumes, of anatomy, of the action of dogs, their characteristics and earnestness in the time of action; the details were carefully considered, part for part, and the whole balanced remarkably well. In large collections where it was shown, it would be the first to be noticed, and the last also, for it started and ended the color note of the exhibition. This was not due particularly to the red-coated huntsmen, whose colors were arrayed against the autumn gray of clouds, and the barren, brown tree-branches, but was largely attributed to the freshness of the color, its liveliness, newness of subjuct and airy naturalness. At all events, the painter gained the respect of his contempories for his endeavor, and of the critics for his promise.”

Boston Evening Transcript, Boston, MA, “The Fine Arts.”, June 10, 1889, page 6.
“…is perhaps the most successful of Mr. Pope’s canvases since his Calling Out the Hounds.”

The Critic, New York, NY, “The Fine Arts: Art Notes”, January 29, 1887, Volume 7-10, page 59.
Calling Out the Hounds, a large picture by Alexander Pope and Emil Carlsen, is on exhibition at 4 West 22nd Street.  It represents the Myopia pack of hounds who have failed to find a fox and are being called out by huntsmen.  The dogs are portraits of hounds belonging to the pack.  The landscape setting of ruddy autumn woodland is brushed in vigorously by Mr. Carlsen, and Mr. Pope’s figures, handled in a manner the reverse of broad, do not gain by the contrast.  The picture is more interesting to sportsmen than to artists.”

The Magazine of Art, “Monthly Record of American Art.”, 1887, Volume 10, page 15.
Calling Out the Hounds, a large picture by Alex. Pope and Emil Carlsen, has been on exhibition at No. 4 West Twenty-second Street, New York, from the middle of January. it shows huntsmen call out the hounds of the Myopia pack, they having ‘drawn a blank’ or failed to find a scent. Huntsmen and hounds are portraits, Mr. Carlsen’s vigorous method tells in the handling of the autumn woodland landscape which is not bad in color, but the picture as a whole does not possess much artistic interest.”

 

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