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Emil Carlsen : Polishing the brass, 1885.

January 1, 1885
Emil Carlsen Polishing the Brass, 1885

ECA record control number: 4486

Archives of American Art #: [none]

Record level: Item

Record type: Movable work

Work title: Polishing the brass

Alternate work titles:
2002 : Polishing the brass  [from online auction catalog]

Work date: 1885  [from online auction catalog]

Work creator: Emil Carlsen [1848-1932]

Work medium: Oil on canvas
Work dimensions: 54 x 40 inches

Inscribed / signed front:
Location: At lower left.
Dated: Yes,
Text: ‘Emil. Carlsen. 1885.’.

Verso: [unknown] ;

ECA category: People
ECA sub-category: Genre

Archives of American Art subjects:
Architecture interior
Figure female
Figure female — Full length
Still Life
Still Life — Other — Container
Still Life — Other — Cookware

Description of work:

Provenance / ownership:
2002 ( Rose Hill Auctions, Ltd. [2000-2010], Englewood, NJ ) ;
Private collection of [unknown] ;
2002 ( Shannon’s [1997- ], 354 Woodmont Rd, Milford, CT 06460 ) ;
after 1885 ( C.G. Sloan and Co. [1853-2003], Washington, DC ) ;
1885 Emil Carlsen [1848-1932], the artist .

Exhibition history:
2002 Rose Hill Auction, Ltd. [2000-2010], Englewood, NJ, sales catalog, “Sale”, October 28.
2002 Shannon’s [1997- ], Milford, CT, sales catalog, “Sale”, April 25.

References / citations:
– Rose Hill Auction, Ltd. [2000-2010], Englewood, NJ, sales catalog, “Sale”, October 28, 2002, lot #98, illustrated : color.
Shannon’s [1997- ], Milford, CT, online sales catalog, “Sale”, April 25, 2002, lot #178, illustrated online : color.
– “Polishing the brass” advertising image for the American Brass Co. who likely purchased this larger finished version for an ad in 1886.

Related works:
– Study of this work : Portrait of a maid, 1884.

ECA notes:

Price history:
2002 – [unsold]  [auction]  ;
2002 – $2,875 USD  [auction] ;


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Record birth date:
September 6, 2014

Last updated: May 14, 2020 at 19:13 pm


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Publication Subtitle: World's Largest Visual Reference Dedicated to the Preservation of the Work of Danish-American Impressionist/Realist Painter, Emil Carlsen [1848-1932]
Library of Congress Subject Authority Heading: Carlsen, Emil, 1853-1932
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