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Emil Carlsen : Coast of Maine, 1914.

January 1, 1914
Emil Carlsen : Coast of Maine, 1914.

ECA record control number: 3649

Archives of American Art #: 81590021, 28110014  [Archives of American Art]

Record level: Item

Record type: Movable work

Work title: Coast of Maine

Alternate work titles:
1915: Coast of Maine  [from newspaper article]

Work date: 1914  [date comes from museum listing]

Work creator: Emil Carlsen [1848-1932]

Work medium: Oil on panel
Work dimensions: 40 x 50 inches

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

Verso: unknown.

ECA category: Waterscape
ECA sub-category: Surf

Archives of American Art subjects:
Landscape — Maine
Landscape — Maine — Ogunquit
Landscape — Rocks
Waterscape — Coast

Description of work:

Provenance / ownership:
ca.2001 Private collection of [unknown] ;
ca.1999 ( Vance Jordan Fine Art [1987-2003], 958 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10021 | Jordan-Volpe Gallery [c.1978-1987], 457 West Broadway, New York, NY ) ;
1991 Private collection of Willard G. “Bill” Clark [1930-2015] & Elizabeth “Libby” Clark [ca.1930- ], San Francisco, CA ;
1991 ( Christie’s [1766- ], Rockefeller Center, 20 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10020 ) ;
1924 ( Saint Louis Art Museum [1881- ], One Fine Arts Drive, Forest Park, St. Louis, MO 63110-1380 ) ;
1914 Emil Carlsen [1848-1932], the artist .

Exhibition History:
1991 Christie’s [1766- ], New York, NY, “sale #7270”, May 22.
1915 National Arts Club, New York, NY, “Annual Exhibition“, January.

Christie’s [1766- ], New York, NY, exhibition catalog, “sale #7270”, May 22, 1991, lot#190.
– St. Louis Post-Dispatch, St. Louis, MO, “Maine’s Hard Light and Isolation Booming Summer Haven For Artist“, August 12 1973, Sunday, main edition, page 49, Illustrated : b&w.
Collection Catalog [of the City Art Museum, St. Louis, MO], 1924.
– Bulletin of the City Art Museum, St. Louis, MO, “Paintings”, March, 1916, volume 1, number 4, page 7 & 15, illustrated: b&w on page 15.
– The Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Brooklyn, NY, “The world of art“, January 12, 1915, page 20.

Related Works:
Coast of Maine, ca.1923  [same view]
Coast of Maine, ca.1923 [same view]
Baldhead Cliff, York, Maine, ca.1914  [same view]

ECA notes:
– De-accessioned from the St. Louis Art Museum, March 7, 1991.
– It is unclear if this is the “Coast of Maine” that was shown at the National Arts Club but this painting’s date works and the subject matter.  However, there are 3-4 other paintings that are similar.

– The Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Brooklyn, NY, “The World of Art“, January 12, 1915, Page 20.
“Emil Carlsen’s prize medal canvas, ‘Coast of Maine,’ shows a massive, brown rock projecting into the ocean, whose blue waves dash at the foot.”

-St. Louis Post-Dispatch, St. Louis, MO, “Maine’s Hard Light and Isolation Booming Summer Haven For Artist“, August 12 1973, Sunday, Main Edition, page 49, Illustrated: B&W.
Coast of Maine, 1914, by Emil Carlsen, one of the early painters to discover Maine, Carlsen, an American Impressionist, died in 1932. The painting was acquired by the St. Louis Art Museum in 1915.”

Price history:
1991 – $55,000 USD.  [auction]


Document information

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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 4, 2016

Last updated: February 27, 2018 at 22:22 pm

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