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Emil Carlsen : Peonies, 1919.

January 1, 1919
Emil Carlsen : Peonies, ca.1890.

ECA record control number: 2475

Archives of American Art #: 06730002, JUL J0047838  [digital photo archive]

Record level: Item

Record type: Movable work

Work title: Peonies

Alternate work titles:
1999: Peonies [from exhibition catalog]
1920: Peonies and Carnations [from magazine article]
1919: Peonies [from Newspaper article]

Work date: 1919  [from museum records]

Work creator: Emil Carlsen [1848-1932]

Work medium: Oil on canvas
Work dimensions: 32 x 28 inches

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

Verso: unknown

ECA category: Still-life
ECA sub-category: Flowers

Archives of American Art subjects:
Object — Flower
Object — Flower — Carnation
Object — Flower — Peony
Still Life
Still Life — Flower
Still Life — Flower —  Carnation
Still Life — Flower — Peony

Description of work:
Vertical composition of a brass ginger jar vase with a bouquet of white peonies flowers and a small brass Turkish coffee, side-handle, cup with several white carnations set in a sand-colored ground.  In the center-right foreground is a medium brass Turkish coffee side-handle pour cup with six white carnations within it.  In the mid-ground, centered on the canvas is a large brass ginger-jar style container with a large bouquet of white peonies contained within it.  The entire painting’s ground is sand-colored with white paint layered lightly on top. [ECA]

1919 Bruce Museum of Art and Science [1912- ], 1 Museum Dr, Greenwich, CT 06830 ;
1919 ( Ferargil Gallery [1915-1955], 607 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY (Frederic Newlin Price [1884-1963]) ) ;
1919 Emil Carlsen [1848-1932], the artist .

Exhibition history:
2002 Bruce Museum of Arts and Science, Greenwich, CT, “Celebrating 90 Years: The Bruce Museum Art Collection“, September 3 – October 14.
2001 Bruce Museum of Arts and Science, Greenwich, CT, “Art for the Great Estates: The Bruce Museum’s First Decade“, March 3 – May 27.
1999 Vance Jordan Fine Art, New York, NY, “Quiet Magic: The Still-Life Paintings of Emil Carlsen“, October 28 – December 10.
1987 Bruce Museum of Arts and Science, Greenwich, CT, “Treasures of the Bruce Museum: 75th Anniversary Exhibition“, September 20 – November 25.
1985 Bruce Museum of Arts and Science, Greenwich, CT, “The Still Life Paintings of Emil Carlsen“, March 31 – May 5.
1973 Bruce Museum of Arts and Science, Greenwich, CT, “Important Collection of 19th-20th Century American Paintings”, September 1-23.
1919 Bruce Museum of Arts and Science, Greenwich, CT, “Greenwich Society of Artists (GSA) Annual Exhibition“, May 31 – October 18.

– Greenwich Time, Greenwich, CT, “Peonies by Emil Carlsen a treasure of the Bruce Museum“, September 6, 2016, accessed online on September 8, 2016 at http://www.greenwichtime.com/local/article/Peonies-by-Emil-Carlsen-a-treasure-of-the-Bruce-9205798.php.
– Vance Jordan Fine Art, New York, NY, Exhibition Catalog, “Quiet Magic: The Still-Life Paintings of Emil Carlsen“, October 28 – December 10, 1999, #5.
– Bruce Museum of Art and Science, Greenwich, CT, “Treasures of the Bruce Museum: 75th Anniversary Exhibition,” Greenwich, CT: Bruce Museum, 1987
– Art & Life, New York, NY, “Modern Flower-Painting” by Ida J. Burgess, January, 1920, Volume 11, Number 7,  pages 382-386, illustrated: B&W.
– American Art News, New York, NY, “Greenwich Artists’ Show“, May 31, 1919, volume 52, number 34, page 3, not illustrated.
– Peter A. Juley & Son Collection, Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC, Image #JUL J0047838.

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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:
February 14, 2014

Last updated: October 11, 2017 at 23:03 pm


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