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Emil Carlsen : Still life—brass bowl, copper coffee pot and pigeons, ca.1894.

January 1, 1894
Emil Carlsen : Still life—brass bowl, copper coffee pot and pigeons, ca.1894.


Emil Carlsen : Still life—brass bowl, copper coffee pot and pigeons, ca.1894

Emil Carlsen : Still life—brass bowl, copper coffee pot and pigeons, ca.1894

ECA record control number: 2066

Archives of American Art #: -none-

Record level: Item

Record type: Movable work

Work title: Still life—brass bowl, copper coffee pot and pigeons

Alternate work titles:
2017: Still life—brass bowl, copper coffee pot and pigeons  [from auction catalog]
2014: Still life [with birds and chocolate pot]  [name expanded by ECA for clarity]
1990: Still life  [from auction catalog]

Work date: ca.1894  [date based on palette and same still life items used at known dates.]

Work creator: Emil Carlsen [1848-1932]

Work medium: Oil on canvas
Work dimensions: 22 x 33 inches | 22 x 32-3/4 inches

Inscribed/signed front:
Location: At lower right.
Dated: No.
Text: ‘Emil. Carlsen.’

Verso: unknown

ECA category: Still life
ECA sub-category: Game

Archives of American Art subjects:
Animal — Bird
Still Life
Still Life — Game
Still Life — Game — Bird
Still Life — Other
Still Life — Other — Cookware

Description of work:

2017 Private collection of Patrick Gilligan [b.1946- ] & Shelley Gilligan [b.1948- ], San Francisco, CA ;
2017 ( Sotheby’s [1744- ], 1334 York Avenue, New York, NY 10021 ) ;
1990 Private collection of [unknown], New York, NY ;
1990 ( Sotheby’s [1744- ], 1334 York Avenue, New York, NY 10021 ) ;
1933 ( Tau Epsilon Phi fraternity, chapter house, Columbus, OH, the Arnold C. Cohn Collection ) ; [needs confirmation]
ca.1933 Private collection of Arnold Cecil Cohn [1911-1968], 973 Berwin Street, Akron, OH ;
ca.1894 Private collection of Morris Cohn [1877-1971] & Goldie (Feldman) Cohn [1888-1970], Akron, OH ;  [needs confirmation]
ca.1894 Emil Carlsen [1848-1932], the artist .

Exhibition history:
2017 Sotheby’s, New York, NY, “Sale”, October 6.
1990 Sotheby’s, New York, NY, “Sale”, September 26.

– Sotheby’s, New York, NY, auction catalog, “Sale”, October 6, 2017, lot #72, illustrated: color on page 53.
– Sotheby’s, New York, NY, auction catalog, “Sale”, September 26, 1990, lot #169.

Related works:
Hanging pheasants, ca.1894.

ECA notes:
– Carlsen is recorded as studying under French artist Antoine Vollon (1833-1900) in Paris around 1891. Emil returns to New York from Paris the same year and begins his “Classical” period. His work over the next fifteen plus years owes much to Vollon’s dark palette and backgrounds, themes and compositions. Carlsen’s work could easily be confused with Vollon’s of the same time period. It would take Carlsen more than fifteen years to shake off Vollon’s influence before meeting Weir and synthesizing earlier influences with Weir’s color palette to create Carlsen’s own original American Impressionist style.
– Condition report : Oil on canvas, canvas is not lined. Surface: In generally good condition aside from scattered, faint craquelure and stretcher bar marks. There are 4 small patches on the reverse. UNDER UV: A few scattered dots of inpainting, four of which correspond to the patches on the reverse. Work presents nicely and is ready to hang.

Price history:
2017 – $15,000 USD  [auction]
1990 – $14,300 USD  [auction]


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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:
February 7, 2014

Last updated: December 10, 2017 at 18:38 pm


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