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Emil Carlsen : Clearing off Gloucester, 1879.

January 1, 1879
Emil Carlsen : Boulder shore with two ships in the distance, 1878.


ECA record control number: 26245

Archives of American Art #: -none-

Record level: Item

Record type: Movable work

Work title: Clearing off Gloucester  [title from painting verso]

Alternate work titles:
2019 : Clearing off Gloucester  [title from painting verso]
2019 : Boulder shore with two ships in the distance  [title assigned by ECA]

Work date: 1879  [from front of canvas and back of canvas]

Work creator: Emil Carlsen [1848-1932]

Work medium: Oil on canvas
Work dimensions: 10 x 11 inches [unframed]

Inscribed / signed front:
Location: At lower right.
Dated: Yes.
Text: ‘S. Em. Carlsen. ’79‘.


Marking type: Handwriting in black paint? or ink? or marker? under acetate sheet installed for viewing of verso by a conservator ca.2000s.
Location: Painting canvas verso.
Text: ’79. / 3. / CLEARING OFF / GLOUCESTER / S. EM. CARLSEN -‘.

Marking type: Handwriting.
Location: Right frame verso.
Text: ‘Sept 16’.  [likely the date for the delivery of the new framing ca.2000]

ECA Category: Waterscapes
ECA Sub-Category: Ships

Archives of American Art Subjects:
Architecture — Boat
Architecture — Boat — Sailboat
Landscape — Beach
Waterscape — Boat

Description of work:

Provenance / ownership:
1990 Private collection of Andrew William White [1966- ], Middletown, CT, by descent ;
1970 Private collection of Barbara Emily (White) Doyle [1928-1990], Utica, NY | Cleveland, WI, by descent ;
ca.1940s-60s Private collection of Irma Ballda (Putnam) White [1898-1970] & Raymond Orlow White [1899-1941], Utica, NY  [Irma White was also an art & antiques dealer in the 1940s-1960s, Irma White Antiques, Oneida Street, Utica, NY] ;
after 1879 Private collection of [unknown], Boston, MA [likely] ;
1879 Emil Carlsen [1848-1932], the artist .

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ECA notes:
– Contacted directly by owner via email id#CAAZGqDScg+w8igmvyJUrdo_M4SD9DiGe2qM2_rR9cdzyqYuREQ@mail.gmail.com on Thursday, March 7, 7:27 PM, picture attached to email.
– Owner had painting conserved ca.2000s.
– Painted in Gloucester, MA in 1879 likely in May.
– May of 1879 it is reported in the Boston Post “Art notes” that “…S. Emil Carlsen is making coast studies about Gloucester for a large picture he has on the easel…”  – Boston Post, Boston, MA, “Art notes.”, Thursday, May 1, 1879, page 3, not illustrated.

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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:
March 20, 2019

Last updated: April 3, 2019 at 17:16 pm


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