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Emil Carlsen : Coast of Maine, ca.1923.

January 1, 1923
Emil Carlsen Coast of Maine, c.1923

Coast of Maine, c.1923
Emil Carlsen [1848-1932]
Oil on canvas
25 x 30 inches

Signed: Possible at lower left? [can’t make it out]

ECA Control #: 3662

Archives of American Art #: -none-

Archives of American Art Subjects:
Waterscape
Waterscape — Coast

Description:
“Carlsen combines Homer’s dramatic approach of focusing on a single wave and a single rock-mass with the luminous effects of impressionism. The surfaces of things become subordinated to the light reflecting off them, expressed through the technique of broken color. So water surface and rock surface have little texture of their own while the glint of sun hitting spray spreads a film of light over everything. The mass of rock or wave matters little, but the artist strains his eyes to see the reflection of white foam in the surface of the foreground wave.” by J. M. C.

Citation: Maine Federation of Women’s Clubs, Limerick, ME, Exhibition Catalog, “Landscape in Maine 1820-1970: Sesquicentennial Exhibition”, April 4 – May 10, Colby College Art Museum, Waterville, ME; Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, ME, May 21 – June 28; Carnegie Gallery, University of Maine, Orono, ME, July 8 – August 30, 1970, page x., 50-51, illustrated: b&w on page 51.

Provenance:
1965 Colby Museum of Art [1959- ], 5600 Mayflower Hill, Waterville, ME 04901-8840, Gift of the C.F. Hathway Company in honor of Mr. Ellerton M. Jetté [1900-1987] (Accession #1965.012)
before 1965 C. F. Hathway Company [1837-2002], 10 Water St, Waterville, ME, 04901-6559
after 1923 unknown
c.1923 Emil Carlsen [1848-1932],  the artist

Title History:
1970: Coast of Maine [pictured in exhibition catalog]

Exhibitions:
1970 Maine Federation of Women’s Clubs, Limerick, ME, “Landscape in Maine 1820-1970: Sesquicentennial Exhibition“, April 4 – May 10, Colby College Art Museum, Waterville, ME; Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, ME, May 21 – June 28; Carnegie Gallery, University of Maine, Orono, ME, July 8 – August 30.

References:
Colby Museum of Art website Accessed August 16, 2014.
– Maine Federation of Women’s Clubs, Limerick, ME, Exhibition Catalog, “Landscape in Maine 1820-1970: Sesquicentennial Exhibition“, April 4 – May 10, Colby College Art Museum, Waterville, ME; Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, ME, May 21 – June 28; Carnegie Gallery, University of Maine, Orono, ME, July 8 – August 30, 1970, page x., 50-51, illustrated: b&w on page 51.

Notes:
– It is unclear if this is the painting they called The Wave, c.1923.

– Maine Federation of Women’s Clubs, Limerick, ME, Exhibition Catalog, “Landscape in Maine 1820-1970: Sesquicentennial Exhibition“, April 4 – May 10, Colby College Art Museum, Waterville, ME; Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, ME, May 21 – June 28; Carnegie Gallery, University of Maine, Orono, ME, July 8 – August 30, 1970, page x., 50-51, illustrated: b&w on page 51.
…”Carlsen combines Homer’s dramatic approach of focusing on a single wave and a single rock-mass with the luminous effects of impressionism. The surfaces of things become subordinated to the light reflecting off them, expressed through the technique of broken color. So water surface and rock surface have little texture of their own while the glint of sun hitting spray spreads a film of light over everything. The mass of rock or wave matters little, but the artist strains his eyes to see the reflection of white foam in the surface of the foreground wave.” by J. M. C.

Price History:
1923 – $2,300 USD. (worth approx. $31,763 in 2014)

 

Document Information

Digital-born Document Number:
ACE.2014.3662

Digital Document Provenance:
Original compiled and researched document by the Emil Carlsen Archives, 266 West 21st Street, Suite 4E, New York, NY 10011.

Document License:
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Image License:
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:
August 16, 2014

Last Update:
September 7, 2016


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