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Emil Carlsen : St. Thomas harbor [at low tide], ca.1916.

January 1, 1916
Emil Carlsen St. Thomas harbor [at low tide], ca.1916

ECA Record Control Number: 3885

Archives of American Art #: JUL J0046827  [digital photo archive]

Record Level: Item

Record Type: Movable Work

Work Title: Entrance to St. Thomas Harbor [at Low Tide]

Alternate Work Titles:
2014: Entrance to St. Thomas Harbor [at Low Tide]  [ECA added clarification since there are at least four known variations of this painting]
1944: Entrance to St. Thomas Harbor  [from auction catalog]

Work Date: ca.1916  [based on known exhibition dates]

Work Creator: Emil Carlsen [1848-1932]

Work Medium: Oil on canvas
Work Dimensions: 27 x 35 inches

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

Verso: unknown

ECA Category: Waterscape
ECA Sub-Category: Surf

Archives of American Art Subjects:
Waterscape — Coast
Waterscape — Harbor
Waterscape — Harbor — St. Thomas Harbor
Landscape — Rocks

Description of Work:

1944 Private collection of [unknown painting distribution winner] ;
1944 ( Grand Central Galleries [1923-1966], 24 West 57th Street, New York, NY ) ;
1932 Luella May (Ruby) Carlsen [c.1869-before 1966], New York, NY, the artist’s wife ;
ca.1916 Emil Carlsen [1848-1932], the artist .

Exhibition History:
1944 Grand Central Art Galleries, New York, NY, “Works for Distribution“, November 9.

– “Grand Central Art Galleries, Inc. 1944” by Grand Central Art Galleries, Inc., New York, NY, 1944, illustrated: b&w on page 47.
– Peter A. Juley & Son Collection, Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC, Image #JUL J0046827.

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ECA Notes:

– There are at least four known variations of this composition/location by Carlsen.  Carlsen produced these paintings for several years after visiting the Caribbean on a family trip in 1913.  There is also some evidence that he may have visited the Caribbean again with his family in 1916.   This painting is based on a smaller alla prima version called Cliffs Along The Sea, St. Thomas, 1916. The largest of the four paintings, Entrance to St. Thomas Harbor, 1915, a giant at 40 x 60 inches, won the Jennie Sesnan Gold Medal at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA in 1916.  [ECA]

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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:
August 24, 2014

Last Update:
February 23, 2017


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