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Emil Carlsen : Still life [jug, pot, bottom of kettle], 1920.

January 1, 1920
Emil Carlsen : Still life [jug, pot, bottom of kettle], 1920.

ECA record control number: 1289

Archives of American Art #: 51430036

Record level: Item

Record type: Movable work

Work title: Still life [jug, pot, bottom of kettle] 

Alternate work titles:
2015: Still life (jug, pot, bottom of kettle) [assigned by the Archives to help distinguish it from other generic work titles]
1999: Still life

Work date: 1920  [date from museum website]

Work creator: Emil Carlsen [1848-1932]

Work medium: Oil on canvas
Work dimensions: 20 x 14 inches

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

Verso: unknown

ECA category: Still life
ECA sub-category: Orientalia

Archives of American Art Subjects:
Still Life
Still Life — Other — Container
Still Life — Vegetable
Still Life — Vegetable — Onion

Description of work:

In a vertical composition still life containing three small white onions laying in the foreground, sitting before and after a silver three-foot open mouth single handle creamer.  In the mid-ground is a medium ceramic sugar holder with lid both in off white .  In the background is a large bottleneck-olpe stoneware vessel in white/gray with black top and a metal stopper.  The painting overall is an off-white-gray tone.

1947 Museum of Fine Arts, Houston [1900- ], 1001 Bissonnet St, Houston, TX 77005, gift of Libbie Randon (Rice) Farish [1888-1978]  (accession #47.15) ;
1942 Private collection of Libbie Randon (Rice) Farish [1888-1978], Houston, TX ;
before 1942 Private collection of William Stamps Farish II [1881-1942] & Libbie Randon (Rice) Farish [1888-1978], Houston, TX ;
1920 Emil Carlsen [1948-1932], the artist .

Exhibition history:
2014-2015 The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX, “Silver : an American art—selections from the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston”, August 30 2014 – February 15, 2015.
1973 Tyler Museum of Art, Tyler, TX, “Emil Carlsen exhibition“, March 4 – 28. (LN:73.7)

– “Emil Carlsen object list” provided by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX, July 21, 2016.
– The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston website accessed at https://collections.mfah.org/art/detail/46399?returnUrl=%2Fart%2Fsearch%3Fartist%3DEmil%2BCarlsen July 13, 2016.
– Quiet magic : the still-life paintings of Emil Carlsen by Ulrich W. Hiesinger, Vance Jordan Fine Art, New York, NY, 1999, page 39, figure 36, illustrated: b&w, (part of the essay only).

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ECA notes:
– Not currently on view (as of July 13, 2016).

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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 21, 2015

Last updated: June 25, 2017 at 22:19 pm

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