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Emil Carlsen Niagara, ca.1912

January 1, 1912
Emil Carlsen Niagara, ca.1912

ECA Record Control Number: 2921

Archives of American Art #: 83940029 [Art Archive] ; 84920062 [Art Archive]

Record Level: Item

Record Type: Movable Work

Work Title: Niagara

Alternate Work Titles:
1940: Niagara Falls  [from newspaper article]
1918: Niagara  [from sale catalog]

Work Date: ca.1912  [dated based on known year that Carlsen was at Niagara Falls and Style]

Work Creator: Emil Carlsen [1848-1932]

Work Medium: Oil on canvas
Work Dimensions: 35 x 30 inches

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

Inscribed/Signed Back:
Unknown.

ECA Category: Waterscape
ECA Sub-Category: Falls

Archives of American Art Subjects:
Landscape
Landscape — Waterfall
Landscape — Waterfall — Niagara Falls

Description of Work:

Provenance/Ownership:
1947 Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens [1961- ], 829 Riverside Avenue, Jacksonville, FL  32204
1937  Private collection of Ralph Hubbard Norton [1875-1953] and Elizabeth (Calhoun) Norton [1881-1947], Chicago, IL
ca.1937 Findlay Galleries [1870- ] ; Wally Findlay Galleries [?-?] ; City Art Rooms [1870-1971] ; [1995?- ] 124 E 57th St, New York, NY 10022 | [1963-1995] 15 East 57th Street, New York, NY | [?-?] 17 East 57th Street, New York, NY | [?-?] 11-13 East 57th Street, New York, NY | [1995-?] East 60th Street, New York, NY | [1971-?] Beverly Hills, CA | [1970s-?] Tokyo, Japan | [1971-?] Paris, France | [1961-?] Palm Beach, FL | [1932/8-?] Chicago, IL | [1870-1936] Kansas City, MO
ca. 1918 unknown
ca.1912 Emil Carlsen [1848-1932], the artist

Exhibition History:
1995 Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens, Jacksonville, FL, “American Masterworks from the Norton Museum of Art”, May 18 – October 1.
1985/6 The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, “Niagara Falls: Two Centuries of Changing Attitudes 1697-1900”,  July 13, 1985 – April 27, 1986, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY; July 13 – September 1, 1985; The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, September 21 – November 24, 1985; The New-York Historical Society, New York, NY, January 22 – April 27, 1986, #40.
1980 West Palm Beach, FL, “Loaned by Norton Gallery for temporary residence of Prince Charles”, April.
1979 Norton Gallery of Art, West Palm Beach, FL, “Water, Water, Water…“, August 26 – September 30.
1978 Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, FL, “Masters from the Norton Gallery”, April 16 – May 21.
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.
1938 Society of Four Arts, West Palm Beach, FL, “Exhibition of Contemporary American Artists from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph H. Norton of Chicago“, March 6.
1918 Detroit Museum of Art, Detroit, MI, “Fourth Annual Exhibition of Selected Paintings by American Artists“, April 9 – May 30.

References/Citations:
– Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens, Jacksonville, FL, Masterworks from the Norton Museum of Art by Henry Adams, Marianne Berardi, and Sally Metzler, West Palm Beach, 1995, page 14, illustrated: color.
– The Palm Beach Post, West Palm Beach, FL, “The Season” by Charles Calhoun, April 27, 1980, page C5, not illustrated.
– Art & Antiques, “Emil Carlsen: Lyrical Impressionist” by Gertrude Sill, March-April, 1980, pg. 88-95, illustrated: color on page 93.
– The Palm Beach Post, West Palm Beach, FL, “Light, Water Celebrated At Norton”, August 26, 1979, Sunday, page 115, not illustrated.
– “300 Years Since Father Hennepin: Niagara Falls in Art, 1678-1978” by Falls Heritage Foundation, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada, 1978.
– “Niagara Falls Heritage Foundation List”, Ontario, Canada, 1978.
– Rubicon-Wortsman Pub., San Francisco, CA, Exhibition Catalog, ”Art of Emil Carlsen: 1853-1932”, 1975, #33, Illustrated: B&W.
– The Palm Beach Post, West Palm Beach, FL, “Wide Variety Is Listed In Norton Art Collection“, March 31, 1940, Page 2, not illustrated.
– The Palm Beach Post, West Palm Beach, FL, “All Types of Tastes In Art Are Noted in Four Arts Exhibits“, March 6, 1938, page 10 & 12, not illustrated.
– Detroit Museum of Art, Detroit, MI, Exhibition Catalog, “Fourth Annual Exhibition of Selected Paintings by American Artists“, April 9 – May 30, 1918, #66, not illustrated.

Related Works:
Niagara Falls (from Terrapin Point), ca.1912  [also Niagara Fall from the same time or trip]
Mist and Rainbow, ca.1912  [also Niagara Fall from the same time or trip]

ECA Notes:
– Confirmed all information with Pam Parry, Senior Registrar of the Norton Museum of Art on November 3, 2015 via email.

– The Palm Beach Post, West Palm Beach, FL, “All Types of Tastes in Art are Noted in Four Arts Exhibits“, March 6, 1938, Sunday, page 10, not illustrated.
…One of the most interesting pieces is the Niagara Falls by Emil Carlsen, with its impression of power and movement, but its extreme delicacy of coloring, a picture as modern as it is beautiful…

– The Palm Beach Post, West Palm Beach, FL, “Light, Water Celebrated At Norton”, August 26, 1979, Sunday, page 115, not illustrated.
…”Even so mighty a force of nature as Niagara Falls is transformed in Emil Carlsen’s impressionistic work into a shimmering, multi-hued cloud droplets.”

Price History:

 

Document Information

Digital-born Document Number:
ECA.2014.2921

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:
February 26, 2014

Last Update:
October 04, 2016


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