Emil Carlsen : St. Thomas harbor, ca.1916.
ECA Record Control Number: 3851
Archives of American Art #: -none-
Record Level: Item
Record Type: Movable Work
Work Title: St. Thomas harbor
Alternate Work Titles:
2017: St. Thomas harbor [from stretcher verso]
2012: Cliffs Along The Sea, St. Thomas [from online auction website]
Work Date: ca.1916 [date based on marked date of frame]
Work Creator: Emil Carlsen [1848-1932]
Work Medium: Oil on canvas
Work Dimensions: 16 x 20 inches
Location: At lower right.
Text: ‘Emil. Carlsen.’ and ‘St. Thomas’.
Marking Type: Pencil dated and titled.
Location: Stetcher verso.
Text: ‘Emil Carlsen.’ and ‘St. Thomas Harbor’.
Description of Work:
2017 ( Questroyal Fine Art, LLC. [1996- ], 903 Park Avenue (at 79th Street), Third Floor, New York, NY 10075 ) ;
2017 ( Sotheby’s [1744- ], 1334 York Avenue, New York, NY 10021 ) ;
2012 Private collection of [unknown], New York, NY ;
2012 ( Bonhams [1793- ], 580 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10022 | 220 San Bruno Ave, San Francisco, CA 94103 ) ;
ca.1916 Private collection of [unknown] ;
1916 Emil Carlsen [1848-1932], the artist .
2017 Questroyal Fine Art, LLC. [1996- ], New York, NY, “Eighth annual summer sale”, June 6 – September 1.
2017 Sotheby’s [1744- ], New York, NY, “Sale”, April 7.
2012 Bonhams [1793- ], New York, NY, “Sale”, November 28.
– Questroyal Fine Art, LLC. [1996- ], New York, NY, “Eighth annual summer sale”, June 6 – September 1, 2017.
– Sotheby’s [1744- ], New York, NY, “Sale”, April 7, 2017, lot #28.
– Bonhams [1793- ] New York, NY, sales catalog, “Sale”, November 28, 2012, lot #25.
– 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 the basis of a larger finished painting called St. Thomas Harbor, ca.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. When Carlsen had important successes with a painting he would often work variations of the winning composition for several years. [ECA]
– Carrig-Rohane Shop frame, dated 1916, Boston and numbered #1511.
– CONDITION REPORT: Canvas is not lined; SURFACE: in good condition; UNDER ULTRA VIOLET: a few scattered dots of inpaint—most of them in the sea and a few in a small cluster at the upper right of the cliffs at right.
2012 – $16,250 USD. [auction]
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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:
August 23, 2014
June 6, 2017