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Emil Carlsen : Child in the forest, ca.1904.

January 1, 1904
Emil Carlsen : Child in the forest, ca.1904.


Emil Carlsen : Child in the forest, ca.1904.

Emil Carlsen : Child in the forest, ca.1904.

ECA record control number: 23811

Archives of American Art #: -none-

Record level: Item

Record type: Movable work

Work title: Child in the forest

Alternate work titles:
2017: Child in the forest  [from auction catalog]

Work date: ca.1904  [based on palette, technique and the fact that the image is a young girl.]

Work creator: Emil Carlsen [1848-1932]

Work medium: Oil on canvas
Work dimensions: 20 x 16 inches

Inscribed/signed front:
Location: At lower right.
Dated: No.
Text: ‘Emil. Carlsen.’.

Verso: unknown

ECA category: People
ECA sub-category: Portraits

Archives of American Art Subjects:
Figure female
Figure female — Full length
Landscape — Connecticut
Landscape — Connecticut — Windham
Landscape — Tree

Description of work:

2017 [tba]
2017 ( Sotheby’s [1744- ], 1334 York Avenue, New York, NY 10021 ) ;
1985 Private collection of [unknown] ;
ca.1975 ( Alexander Gallery [1971- ], 115 E 72nd St #1b, New York, NY 10021 ) ;
ca.1904 Emil Carlsen [1848-1932], the artist .

Exhibition history:
2017 Sotheby’s [1744- ], New York, NY, “American art online”, July 31 – August 14.

– Sotheby’s [1744- ], New York, NY, online catalog, “American art online”, July 31 – August 14, 2017, lot #?, illustrated: color.

Related works:
– Autumn landscape, 1904.  [similar colors and same year]
– Orchard in bloom, ca.1904.

ECA notes:
– Emil Carlsen’s work changed after befriending American Impressionist, J. Alden Weir [1852-1919].  Carlsen and his new family stayed with the Weirs at their country home in Windham, CT between around 1904-1906, before buying their own place in Falls Village, CT.  The young girl shown in the painting may be Weir’s young daughter (who would have been thirteen or fourteen at the time), Dorothy (Weir) Young [1890-1947].  Dorothy became a well known artist and married a student of Carlsen’s, painter and sculptor, Mahonri Young [1877-1957], the grandson of the founder of the Latter Day Saints, Brigham Young.  The work is in colors that Carlsen picked up from Weir and was executed in a style influenced by Weir.

Price history:
2017 – [tba]  [auction]


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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:
July 26, 2017

Last updated: July 31, 2017 at 21:45 pm


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