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Emil Carlsen : Marine, ca.1879.

January 1, 1879
Emil Carlsen : Marine, ca.1879.


Emil Carlsen : Marine, ca.1879.

Emil Carlsen : Marine, ca.1879.

Emil Carlsen : Marine, ca.1879.

Emil Carlsen : Marine, ca.1879.

ECA record control number: 12296

Archives of American Art #: -none-

Record level: Item

Record type: Movable work

Work title: Marine

Alternate work titles:
ca.1930s: Marine  [titled on verso label]
ca.1897: Seascape  [title from verso label]

Work date: ca.1879  [date is based on technique & palette]

Work creator: Emil Carlsen [1848-1932]

Work medium: Oil on canvas laid on board
Work dimensions: 35 x 47 inches (unframed) | 41 x 53 (framed)

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

Marking Type: Titled.
Location: Verso.
Text: ‘Marine’.

ECA category: Waterscape
ECA sub-category: Ships

Archives of American Art subjects:
Architecture — Boat
Architecture — Boat — Rowboat
Landscape — Beach
Waterscape — Boat
Waterscape — Coast

Description of work:

2016 Private collection of John “Jeff” Frederick Gates [1956- ] & Diane (Sheridan) Gates [1958- ], 4513 Wolfspring Drive, Louisville, KY 40241, by descent ;
ca.1976 Private collection of William Allman Gates, Jr. [ca.1920-2001] & Mary Pat (Tuke) Gates [1921-2017], Louisville, KY, by descent ;
ca.1937 Private collection of John Henry Tuke [1886-1975] & Gertrude Wilhelmina (Hoppe) Tuke [1890-1976], Cincinnati, OH ;
ca.1937 ( Closson’s [1866-2010], 10100 Montgomery Road, Cincinnati, OH 45242 ) ;
ca.1930 ( The Traxel Galleries [1891-1937], Carew Tower Arcade, 420 Race Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202 | 132 West 4th Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202 ) ;
after ca.1879 Private collection of [unknown] [most likely Cincinnati, OH];
ca.1879 Emil Carlsen [1848-1932], the artist .

Exhibition history:

Emil Carlsen : conscious painting by William Eric Indursky, Emil Carlsen Archives, New York, NY, 2017, figure #61 illustrated : color on page 68.
– Askart.com website accessed August 3, 2016.

Related works:
Anchored on the shore, ca.1881.
Sailing ship near a rocky coast, ca.1877.

ECA notes:
– Based on a newspaper article from the Boston Post, dated May 1, 1879, Emil Carlsen was scouting the coast of Gloucester, MA to finish a painting of a large marine back on his easel at the studio.  We believe this to be the painting he was working on.  This painting may have been started as early as 1877 or 1878 since the sky closely resembles a that of a painting dated ca.1877 (Sailing ship near a rocky coast).  Carlsen was working for engravers during this period in his life to supplement his teaching and sales income.  He lost his studio after an auction of 30 of his paintings did not make enough to cover the cost of the auction.  The coastline, we believe, shows the original 1832 Eastern Point Lighthouse in the distance (painting center right on the cliff top) before it was replaced with a brick structure in 1880.  The unusual shape of the mounded anvil-like base of the lighthouse appears to be the same one in the painting.

– Boston Post, Boston, MA, “Art notes.”, Thursday, May 1, 1879, page 3, not illustrated.
…”S. Emil Carlsen is making coast studies about Gloucester for a large picture he has on the easel.”…

Price history:
2017 – $42,500 USD.  [retail]
1937 – $750 USD  [retail]


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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:
August 3, 2016

Last updated: October 20, 2017 at 18:23 pm


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