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Emil Carlsen : Moonlight on a calm sea, ca.1916.

January 1, 1916
Emil Carlsen Moonlight on a Calm Sea, ca.1916

ECA Record Control Number: 4496

Archives of American Art #: JUL J0046818  [digital photo archive]

Record Level: Item

Record Type: Movable Work

Work Title: Moonlight on a Calm Sea

Alternate Work Titles:
1997: Moonlight  [from research paper]
1917: A Marine  [from magazine article caption]
1916: Moonlight on a Calm Sea  [from exhibition catalog]

Work Date: ca.1916  [date based on first known exhibition date.]

Work Creator: Emil Carlsen [1848-1932]

Work Medium: Oil on canvas
Work Dimensions: 58 x 47 inches

Inscribed/Signed Front:
Location: At lower left.
Dated: No.
Text: ‘Emil. Carlsen.’.

Verso: unknown

ECA Category: Waterscape
ECA Sub-Category: Calm Seas

Archives of American Art Subjects:
Waterscape — Sea

Description of Work:

2014 Private collection of [unknown] .
by 1917 ( Corcoran Gallery of Art [1869-2014], 500 17th St NW, Washington, DC 20006 ) ;
ca.1916 Emil Carlsen [1848-1932], the artist .

Exhibition History:
1916 National Academy of Design, New York, NY, “Ninety-First Annual Exhibition“, March 18 – April 23.

– Sotheby’s, New York, NY, “The Rarities Auction (selling Emil Carlsen’s Medal)“, October 1, 2015, Lot #6, pages 16-17, illustrated: color.
– “Emil Carlsen (1853-1932) As Landscape Painter: A Chronological Introduction to Some of the Major Works and Their Critical Reception” by Valerie Leeds, Spring, 1997, pg 18-19.
– Catalogue of the paintings in the Corcoran Gallery of Art by Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1917.
– The International Studio, “Emil Carlsen” by Duncan Phillips, June, 1917, Volume 61, Number 244, page 105-110, illustrated: B&W, page 108.
– The International Studio, “Springtime at the Academy” by W. H. de B. Nelson, May, 1916, Volume 58, #88.
– National Academy of Design, New York, NY, Exhibition Catalog, “Ninety-First Annual Exhibition“, March 18 – April 23, 1916, #366, not illustrated, won Saltus Medal.
– Forum, “Morituri Salutamus”, May, 1916, Volume 55, pg. 607.
– Peter A. Juley & Son Collection, Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC, Image #JUL J0046818.

Related Works:

ECA Notes:
– Awarded the Saltus Medal

Price History:


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Record Birth Date:
April 24, 2015

Last Update:
January 13, 2017

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