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Emil Carlsen : Ming vases [and ginger jar], 1931.

January 1, 1931
Emil Carlsen : Ming vases and ginger jar, 1931.

ECA Record Control #: 1785

Archives of American Art #: 83940032 [Art Inventories], JUL J0047809 [Digital Photo Archive]

Record Level: Item

Record Type: Movable work

Work Title: Ming vases [and ginger jar]

Alternate Work Titles:
2016: Ming vases [and ginger jar]  [ECA re-named to help clarification] 
1975: Ming vases  [from exhibition catalog]
1932: Chinese porcelain [from exhibition catalog]

Work Date: 1931  [from painting date on front]

Work Creator: Emil Carlsen [1848-1932]

Work Medium: Oil on canvas
Work Dimensions: 30 x 23 inches

Inscribed/Signed:
Location: At lower left.
Dated: yes
Text: ‘Emil. Carlsen. 1931.’.

ECA Category: Still Life
ECA Sub-Category: Asian

Archives of American Art Subjects:
Still Life
Still Life — Other
Still Life — Other — Container
Still Life — Other — Vase
Ethnic
Ethnic — Chinese

Description of Work:
A vertical composition still life with three Asian ceramic vessels set on a brown/sand base and background.  In the foreground sits a white and blue figurative pattern ginger jar with black lid.  In the mid-ground on the right, next to the ginger jar, is a white and blue patterned tall Eastern Zhou-style vase.  In the background on the left is an additional tall Eastern Zhou-style vase in white with red/pink figurative pattern of two figures on a horse.  The space has dried flowers and stems strewn throughout.  The background is a brown/sand color.

Provenance/Ownership:
after ca.1975 Private collection of [unknown] ;
ca.1975 Private collection of Haig Tashjian ;
1975 ( Robert M. Rice Gallery [ca.1975-ca.1982], [ca.1978-ca.1982] 2010 South Post Oak Road, Houston, TX 77056 |  [ca.1975-ca.1977] 2734 Virginia Street, Houston, TX 77098 ) ;
1975 ( Wortsman/Rowe Fine Arts, Inc. [1972-1975], 516 Sutter Street, San Francisco, California 94102 ) ;
1975 Estate of Florence B. G. S. Carlsen [1903-1974], Falls Village, CT, the artist’s daughter-in-law ;
1966 Private collection of Florence B. G. S. Carlsen [1903-1974], Falls Village, CT, the artist’s daughter-in-law ;
before 1966 Estate of Dines Carlsen [1901-1966], Falls Village, CT, the artist’s son ;
1932 Private collection of Luella May (Ruby) Carlsen [c.1869-before 1966], New York, NY, the artist’s wife ;
1931 Emil Carlsen [1848-1932], the artist .

Exhibition History:
1999 Vance Jordan Fine Art, New York, NY, “Quiet Magic: The Still-Life Paintings of Emil Carlsen“, October 28 – December 10.
1985 Bruce Museum, Greenwich, CT, “The still life paintings of Emil Carlsen”, March 31 – May 5.
1977 Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, Loretto, PA, “Pere et fils: Art of Emil and Dines Carlsen“, August 20 – October 23.
1975 Wortsman Rowe Galleries, San Francisco, CA, “The Art of Emil Carlsen: 1853-1932“, January 10-February 21; Rubicon Gallery, Los Altos, CA, January 17-February 28; The El Paso Museum of Art, El Paso, TX, March 2-March 30; Robert Rice Gallery, Houston, TX, April 10-May; Coe Kerr Gallery, New York, NY, June-July; The Fine Arts Gallery of San Diego, San Diego, CA, August 20-October 10; The Norton Gallery of Art, West Palm Beach, FL, November-December.
1958 The Grand Central Art Gallery, New York, NY, “Memorial Exhibition of Emil Carlsen, N. A. 1853-1932″, January 14-25.

References/Citations:
– “Soren Emil Carlsen: The Hammershoi of Manhattan” by Kim Lykke Jensen, Narayana Press, Gylling, Denmark, 2008, illustrated: color, page 81, figure 63.
– Vance Jordan Fine Art, New York, NY, Exhibition Catalog, “Quiet Magic: The Still-Life Paintings of Emil Carlsen“, October 28 – December 10, 1999, #43.
– Bruce Museum, Greenwich, CT, exhibition catalog, “The still life paintings of Emil Carlsen”, March 31 – May 5, 1985, illustrated: b&w.
– Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, Loretto, PA, exhibition catalog, “Pere et fils: Art of Emil and Dines Carlsen“, August 20 – October 23, 1977, #32, illustrated: color.
– Rubicon-Wortsman Pub., San Francisco, CA, Exhibition Catalog, ”Art of Emil Carlsen: 1853-1932”, 1975, #36.
– Southwest Art magazine, “Emil Carlsen“, April, 1975, pages 34-37, illustrated: color, page 34.
– The Grand Central Art Gallery, New York, NY, Exhibition Catalog, “Memorial Exhibition of Emil Carlsen, N. A. 1853-1932″, January 14-25, 1958, #16, not illustrated.
– “Nineteen Thirty Two” by Grand Central Art Galleries, New York, NY, 1932, illustrated: b&w on page 4.
– Peter A. Juley & Son Collection, Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC, Image #JUL J0047809.

Related Works:
– China Blue, 1924  [same still life items but different composition]

Depicted Objects:
Tall Asian Vase – 14753
Tall Asian Vase – 15911
Ginger Jar – 14733

ECA Notes:
-Painted in New York, NY in 1931 [unknown citation]

Price History:
1975 – Unknown.
1958 – Unknown.

 

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Digital-born Document Number:
ECA.2014.1785

Digital Document Provenance:
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Record Birth Date:
February 5, 2014

Last Update:
January 29, 2017


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