Emil Carlsen : St. Thomas harbor, ca.1916.
ECA Record Control Number: 3879
Archives of American Art #: 62750010
Record Level: Item
Record Type: Movable Work
Work Title: St. Thomas Harbor
Alternate Work Titles:
St. Thomas Harbor
Off the Maine Coast
Work Date: ca.1916 [dated based on Carlsen’s known trip to the Island]
Work Creator: Emil Carlsen [1848-1932]
Work Medium: Oil on canvas
Work Dimensions: 28 x 36 inches
Location: At lower right.
Text: ‘Emil. Carlsen.’.
Description of Work:
after 1947 ( Nettie J McKinnon Collection of American Art [1929-1960], 333 North Park Road, Entrance 4, LaGrange Park, IL 60526 ) ;
1947 ( Sotheby’s [1744- ], 1334 York Avenue, New York 10021 (Parke-Bernet Galleries) ) ;
after 1916 Private collection of [unknown] ;
ca.1916 Emil Carlsen [1848-1932], the artist .
1947 Sotheby’s [1744- ], 1334 York Avenue, New York 10021 (Parke-Bernet Galleries), “Sale”, ?.
1916 City Art Museum of St. Louis (now called Saint Louis Art Museum), St. Louis, MO, “11th Annual Exhibition of Selected Paintings by American Artists”, September 3-?.
– SaltCreek American Art Foundation website accessed August 24, 2014.
– Parke-Bernet Galleries, Sale Catalog: no. 856, 1947, Lot #210.
– City Art Museum of St. Louis (now called Saint Louis Art Museum), St. Louis, MO, “11th Annual Exhibition of Selected Paintings by American Artists”, September 3-?, 1916.
– This painting is mislabeled as Off the Maine Coast. It is actually St. Thomas, the US Virgin Islands. 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. 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]
– SaltCreek American Art Collection manages the Nettie J. McKinnon Collection of American Art. This is very similar to a painting that won medals called Entrance to St. Thomas Harbor, ca.1915.
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Record Birth Date:
August 24, 2014
February 23, 2017