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Emil Carlsen : St. Thomas harbor, ca.1916.

January 1, 1916
Emil Carlsen St. Thomas harbor, ca.1916


Emil Carlsen St. Thomas harbor, ca.1916

Emil Carlsen St. Thomas harbor, ca.1916

Emil Carlsen St. Thomas harbor, ca.1916

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

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

Marking Type: Pencil dated and titled.
Location: Stetcher verso.
Text: ‘Emil Carlsen.’ and ‘St. Thomas Harbor’.

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:

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 .

Exhibition History:
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.

Related Works:
St. Thomas harbor [at low tide], ca.1916  [same location]
St. Thomas harbor, ca.1916  [same location]
Entrance to St. Thomas harbor, 1915

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 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.

Price History:
2012 – $16,250 USD.  [auction]


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Record Birth Date:
August 23, 2014

Last Update:
June 6, 2017


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