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Emil Carlsen : China blue, 1924.

January 1, 1924
Emil Carlsen : China blue, 1924.

ECA Record Control Number: 1847

Archives of American Art #: 87230430 [Archives of American Art], JUL J0047807 [Digital Photo Archive]

Record Level: Item

Record Type: Movable Work

Work Title: China blue

Alternate Work Titles:
Still life
Kang-tsi porcelain

Work Date: 1924  [from painting date on front]

Work Creator: Emil Carlsen [1848-1932]

Work Medium: Oil on canvas?
Work Dimensions: ? x ?

Inscribed/Signed Front:
Location: At lower left.
Dated:  Yes.
Text: ‘Emil. Carlsen. 1924.’.

Verso: unknown

ECA Category: Still Life
ECA Sub-Category: Asian

Archives of American Art Subjects:
Still Life
Still Life — Other
Still Life — Other — Container
Still Life — Other — Vase
Ethnic — Chinese

Description of Work:

ca.1925 unknown .
1924 Emil Carlsen [1848-1932], the artist .

Exhibition History:
1925 National Academy of Design, New York, NY, “100th Exhibition National Academy of Design (1825-1925) (Centennial)”, April 1-24.
1924 St. Louis City Art Museum, St. Louis, MO, “Nineteenth Annual Exhibition of Paintings by American Artists”, September 15 – October 25.

– Art News, February 13, 1926. Illustration: Art News, February 13, 1926.
– The National Academy of Design, New York, NY, Exhibition Catalog, “100th Exhibition National Academy of Design (1825-1925) (Centennial)”, April 1-24, 1925, #409.
– St. Louis Post-Dispatch, St. Louis, MO, “In Studio and Gallery”, October 5, 1924, Main Edition, page 58. not illustrated.
– Peter A. Juley & Son Collection, Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC, Image #JUL J0047807.

Related Works:
– Ming Vases [and Ginger Jar], 1931  [same still-life items different composition and year]

ECA Notes:

– St. Louis Post-Dispatch, St. Louis, MO, “In Studio and Gallery”, October 5, 1924, Main Edition, page 58. not illustrated.
…”Two Kang Hsi Porcelains seen before a beautiful old tapestry have been painted by Emil Carlsen.  The artist’s profound admiration for the Chinese treasures is reflected in the excellence with which the picture is painted.  Study of the qualities of the ancient Oriental art has made such a rendition possible.  Carlsen’s finest work plus the beauty of subject makes this picture one of the outstanding in the show.”…

– We calculated based on the ratio of canvas and the scale of items that the painting maybe 30 x 22 inches but would need proof.

Price History:


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Record Birth Date:
November 21, 2014

Last Update:
November 6, 2016


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