Emil Carlsen : Golden tree, ca.1904.
ECA record control number: 26597
Archives of American Art #: [none]
Record level: Item
Record type: Movable work
Work title: Golden tree
Alternate work titles:
2020 : Golden tree [from online auction catalog]
Work date: ca.1904 [based on similar style and palettes and similar works]
Work creator: Emil Carlsen [1848-1932]
Work medium: Oil on canvas mounted on board
Work dimensions: 14-1/2 x 12 inches [unframed] | 18 x 15-1/2 x 1-1/2 inches [framed]
Inscribed / signed front:
Location: At lower left.
Text: ‘Emil Carlsen ‘.
Marking type: Gallery label.
Location: Work versp.
Text: Inscribed with title and identified on a label from Wickersham Gallery Inc., New York, affixed to the backing.
Description of work:
Provenance / ownership:
2020 Private collection of [unknown] ;
2020 ( Skinner Auctioneers & Appraisers of Fine Art [1971- ], 274 Cedar Hill Street, Marlborough, MA 01752 ;
2020 Estate of [unknown], New york, NY ;
ca.1975 Private collection of [unknown], New York, NY ;
ca.1975 ( Wickersham Gallery Inc, 959 Madison Avenue, New York, NY [ca.1960-ca.1975] ) ;
1975 Estate of Florence B. G. S. Carlsen [1903-1974], Falls Village, CT, the artist’s daughter-in-law [likely] ;
1966 Private collection of Florence B. G. S. Carlsen [1903-1974], Falls Village, CT, the artist’s daughter-in-law [likely] ;
1943 Private estate of Dines Carlsen [1901-1966], Falls Village, CT, the artist’s son [likely] ;
1932 Private collection of Luella May (Ruby) Carlsen [c.1869-1943], New York, NY, the artist’s wife [likely] ;
ca.1904 Emil Carlsen [1848-1932], the artist .
2020 Skinner Auctioneers & Appraisers of Fine Art [1971- ], Marlborough, MA, “Fine paintings & sculpture – 3390B Marlborough”, May 31.
References / citations:
– Skinner Auctioneers & Appraisers of Fine Art [1971- ], Marlborough, MA, online auction catalog, “Fine paintings & sculpture – 3390B Marlborough”, May 31, 2020, lot #285, illustrated : color.
– Emil Carlsen : Sunlit landscape, ca.1904.
– Condition report : Surface grime, minor canvas deformation to l.r. corner, minute canvas tear to u.r. corner, signature reinforced or apocryphal. 
– Likely on of the more than 250 sketches that Carlsen kept and used to create works that was eventually sold off and broken up among a few dealers at the death of his daughter-in-law, Florence Carlsen in 1975.
2020 – $8,750 USD [auction] ;
Digital-born document number:
Digital document provenance:
Original compiled and researched document by the Emil Carlsen Archives, 266 West 21st Street, Suite 4E, New York, NY 10011.
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Record birth date:
May 14, 2020
Last updated: July 17, 2020 at 16:46 pm