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Emil Carlsen : Open sea, 1911.

January 1, 1911
Emil Carlsen Open Sea, 1911

ECA record control number: 3417

Archives of American Art #: 20110010, JUL J0046829  [digital photo archive]

Record level: Item

Record type: Movable work

Work title: Open sea

Alternate work titles:
1912: Open sea  [from exhibition catalog.]
1912: The open sea  [from magazine article.]

Work date: 1911  [date from museum website.]

Work creator: Emil Carlsen [1848-1932]

Work medium: Oil on canvas
Work dimensions: 48 x 58 inches | 47-3/4 x 57-7/8 inches

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

Verso: unknown

ECA category: Waterscape
ECA sub-category: Rough seas

Archives of American Art subjects:
Waterscape
Waterscape — Sea

Description of work:

Provenance/ownership:
1928 ( Phillips Academy [1778- ], Addison Gallery of American Art [1931- ], 180 Main Street, Andover, MA 01810, Gift of an anonymous donor   (Accession #1928.5) ) ;
ca.1912 Private collection of [anonymous] ;
1911 Emil Carlsen [1848-1932], the artist .

Exhibition history:
2008 Phillips Academy, Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, MA, “Then and Now”, May 10 – July 13.
1994 Phillips Academy, Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, MA, “1/4″ scale: Models of American Sailing Ships”, September 25, 1994 – January 12, 1995.
1921 Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA, “116th annual exhibition of The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts”, February 6 – March 26.
1912 Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, “25th Annual Exhibition of American Oil Paintings and Sculpture”, November 5 – December 8.
1912 Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA, “One Hundred and Seventh Annual Exhibition of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts“, February 4 – March 24, winner Temple Gold Medal.

References/Citations:
– “Emil Carlsen : The open sea.”  PAFA’s Digital Archive, accessed November 2, 2017. http://pafaarchives.omeka.net/items/show/33301.
– Sotheby’s, New York, NY, “The Rarities Auction (selling Emil Carlsen’s Medal)“, October 1, 2015, Lot #6, pages 16-17, illustrated: color.
– Phillips Academy, Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, MA, Exhibition Catalog, “Then and Now”, May 10 – July 13, 2008, #.
– Phillips Academy, Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, MA, Exhibition Catalog, “1/4″ scale: Models of American Sailing Ships”, September 25, 1994 – January 12, 1995, #.
– Phillips Academy, Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, MA, College Catalog, 1931.
– Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, Exhibition Catalog, “25th Annual Exhibition of American Oil Paintings and Sculpture”, November 5 – December 8, 1912, #40, not illustrated.
– The Nation, “Art: Art in Philadelphia.”, February 22, 1912, page 195-196, Volume 94, Number 2434, not illustrated.
– Art and Progress, “The Pennsylvania Academy’s Exhibition”, April, 1912, Volume 3, Number 6, pages 558-563, illustrated: B&W, page 561.
– Fine Arts Journal, Devoted to Art, Music & Literature, “The Annual Exhibition Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts” by John Cournos, 1912, Volume 26, Issue 4, page 211-226.
– Arts & Decoration, New York, NY, “The Pennsylvania Academy: Some Notes on the 107th Annual Exhibition” by Fullerton L Waldo, Volume 2, Number 5, March, 1912, page 180, not illustrated.
– The International Studio, “In The Galleries”, February, 1912, page 247.
– American Art News, “Pennsylvania Academy Display. The Prize Winners.”, February 10, 1912, page 7.
– Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA, exhibition catalog, “116th annual exhibition of The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts”, February 6 – March 26, 1921, #303.
– Boston Evening Transcript, “School and College – Fine Arts: Pennsylvania Academy Prizes”, February 5, 1912, page 13.
– Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA, Exhibition Catalog, “One Hundred and Seventh Annual Exhibition of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts“, February 4 – March 24, 1912, #612, not illustrated, winner Temple Gold Medal.
– Peter A. Juley & Son Collection, Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC, Image #JUL J0046829.

Related Works:

ECA Notes:

Fine Arts Journal, Devoted to Art, Music & Literature, “The annual exhibition Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts” by John Cournos, 1912, Volume 26, Issue 4, page 211-226.
“The Academy’s greatest honor, the Temple Gold Medal, has been awarded Emil Carlsen for his “Open Sea,” a choice that will not satisy every one.”

Art and Progress, “The Pennsylvania Academy’s exhibition”, April, 1912, Volume 3, Number 6, pages 558-563, illustrated: B&W, page 561.
“The Temple gold medal was awarded to Emil Carlsen for ‘The Open Sea,’ a very beautiful marine, blue waters beneath a blue sky, expressive of the gentle magnificence of the calm, illimitable ocean measured only by the equally calm and illimitable heavens. This again is but one of a group by the same artist in which is included a remarkable still-life and a portrait of the painter’s little son, rendered with the loving precision of the primitives and yet with complete naturalness and the spirit of modernity.

Arts & Decoration, New York, NY, “The Pennsylvania Academy : some notes on the 107th annual exhibition” by Fullerton L Waldo, Volume 2, Number 5, March, 1912, page 180, not illustrated
“The 107th Annual Exhibition of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia opened…The paintings judged worthy of prizes were: The Open Sea, by Emil Carlsen…

Two of the prize-winning pictures, those of Metcalf and Carlsen, will appeal more strongly to the well-versed technician than to the public at large, yet the decision of the arbiters will provoke no large measure of popular dissent…

…The temperate blue-and-white of Carlsen’s conscientious brush…”

The Nation, “Art : art in Philadelphia.”, February 22, 1912, page 195-196, Volume 94, Number 2434, not illustrated.
“The prize awards were as follows: The Temple gold medal to Emil Carlsen for his picture entitled Open Sea…”

American Art News, “Pennsylvania Academy display. The prize winners.”, February 10, 1912, page 7.
“The jury on awards gave the Temple gold medal to Emil Carlsen for his Open Sea, a typical clear, fresh, beautiful marine, and a realistic, truthful rendition of the artist’s loved Northern Baltic waters on a cool summer day.”

Boston Evening Transcript, “School and college – fine arts : Pennsylvania Academy prizes”, February 5, 1912, page 13.
“The Temple gold medal is awarded to Emil Carlsen for his picture entitled Open Sea.”

The International Studio, “In the galleries”, February, 1912, page 247.
“Some good marine paintings were to be seen, one by Mr. Emil Carlsen, The Open Sea, a wonderfully realistic work, being awarded the Temple gold medal.”

– Most probably painted in Ogunquit, ME in 1911 or could be Skagen in 1912.  But based on timing I would guess Ogunquit.

Price history:

 

Document information

Digital-born document number:
ECA.2015.3417

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:
December 23, 2015

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