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Emil Carlsen : Roman glass, ca.1916.

January 1, 1916
Emil Carlsen : Roman glass, ca.1916.

ECA Record Control Number: 1821

Archives of American Art #: JUL J0047796  [digital photo archive]

Record Level: Item

Record Type: Movable Work

Work Title: Roman glass

Alternate Work Titles:
2015: Roman glass [ECA went back to original name.]
1991: Jade and ancient glass  [from exhibition catalog & digital photo archive]
1924: Vases  [from magazine article caption.]
1920: Still life  [from magazine article caption.]
1919: Roman glass  [from exhibition catalog.]

Work Date: ca.1916  [Date based on when it was first shown and similar paintings with same palette and technique.]

Work Creator: Emil Carlsen [1848-1932]

Work Medium: Oil on canvas
Work Dimensions: 20 x 16 inches

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

Verso: unknown

ECA Category: Still Life
ECA Sub-Category: Asian

Archives of American Art Subjects:
Still Life
Still Life — Other
Still Life — Other — Container
Still Life — Other — Vase
Ethnic
Ethnic — Chinese

Description of Work:

Provenance/Ownership:
ca.1998 Private collection of [unknown], Palm Beach, FL ;
ca.1998 ( John H Surovek Gallery [1976- ], 349 Worth Avenue, 8 Via Parigi, Palm Beach, FL 33480 ) ;
1998 ( Sotheby’s [1744- ], 1334 York Avenue, New York 10021 ) ;
after 1916 (probably ca.1965) Private collection of [unknown] .
ca.1916 Private collection of Robert J. Handley, Esquire [1881-1965], New York, NY ;
ca.1916 ( Macbeth Gallery, The [1892-1953], [1935-1953] 11 East Fifty-seventh Street | [1924-1934] 15 East Fifty-seventh Street | [1906-1923] 450 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY | [1892-1905] 237 Fifth Avenue in New York, NY ) ;
ca.1916 Emil Carlsen [1848-1932], the artist .

Exhibition History:
1998  Sotheby’s New York, NY, “American Art Sale”, December 3.
1991-1992 The John J. McDonough Museum of Art, Youngstown State University, Youngstown, OH, “Inaugural Exhibition: Selections from the John J. McDonough Collection of American Art“, October 26, 1991 – May 1992.
1923 The Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, PA, “Emil Carlsen Exhibition”, June 1 – August 31.
1919 The Macbeth Gallery, New York, NY, “Loan Exhibition of Paintings by Emil Carlsen from the collection of Mr. Robert J. Handley, Esquire“, December.

References/Citations:
– Vance Jordan Fine Art, New York, NY, “Quiet Magic: The Still-Life Paintings of Emil Carlsen”, October 28 – December 10, 1999, figure 34 in essay, illustrated: color.
– Sotheby’s New York, NY, Sale Catalog, “American Art Sale”, December 3, 1998, lot #4.
– The John J. McDonough Museum of Art, Youngstown State University, Youngstown, OH, Exhibition Catalog, “Inaugural Exhibition: Selections from the John J. McDonough Collection of American Art“, October 26, 1991 – May 1992, pages 8, 26, illustrated: color on page 8.
– Unknown publication, “Two Danish-American Painters” by Avery Van Sand, volume 1, number 2, February 1924, illustrated: b&w.
– The Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, PA, Exhibition Catalog, “Emil Carlsen Exhibition”, June 1 – August 31, 1923.
– The Touchstone and the American Art Student Magazine, New York, NY, “Still Life Paintings As Inspiration for Home Decoration: Illustrated By The Work of Emil Carlsen“, Mary Fanton Roberts Incorporated, 1920, Volume 7, page 110-116, illustrated: b&w.
– Arts and Decoration, New York, NY, “Art old and new in the current shows” by Hamilton Easter Field, January, 1920, Volume 12, Number 3, illustrated: b&w on page 180.
– The Macbeth Gallery, New York, NY, Exhibition Catalog, “Loan Exhibition of Paintings by Emil Carlsen from the collection of Mr. Robert J. Handley, Esquire“, December, 1919.
– Peter A. Juley & Son Collection, Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC, Image #JUL J0047796.

Related Works:
The Mandarin’s Necklace, 1915  [Similar background and theme]

ECA Notes:

– The Touchstone and the American Art Student Magazine, New York, NY, “Still Life Paintings As Inspiration for Home Decoration: Illustrated By The Work of Emil Carlsen“, Mary Fanton Roberts Incorporated, 1920, Volume 7, page 110-116, illustrated: b&w.
…”Yet another example of still life that will hold the interest of artists as long as the canvas endures is a group of Roman glass bottles, vases and jars. How characteristic is the transparent quality of the old glass! How alive and throbbing the perfect background! Whether translucent jade, opaque porcelain, transparent glass or the warp and woof of tapestry, his brush interprets truthfully while losing none of the evanescent spirit.”…

Price History:
1998 – $74,000 USD

 

Document Information

Digital-born Document Number:
ECA.2016.1821

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:
Creative Commons Corporation  shareAlike (sa) license.  Some of the information contained within this document may hold further publication restrictions depending on final use.  It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine.

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:
August 13, 2016

Last Update:
January 2, 2017


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