Emil Carlsen : Still life of roses in vase, 1887.
ECA record control number: 24762
Archives of American Art #: -none-
Record level: Item
Record type: Movable work
Work title: Still life of roses in vase
Alternate work titles:
2018 : Still life of roses in vase [from online auction catalog]
Work date: 1887 [date from front of canvas.]
Work creator: Emil Carlsen [1848-1932]
Work medium: Oil on canvas
Work dimensions: 22 x 16 inches
Inscribed / signed front:
Location: At upper left.
Text: ‘EMIL. CARLSEN. 1887.’.
Verso: [as picture]
Description of work:
Provenance / ownership:
2018 Private collection of [unknown] ;
2018 ( Charlton Hall Galleries, Inc. [1929- ], 7 Lexington Drive, West Columbia, SC 29170 ) ;
2016 Private estate of Arturo Peralta-Ramos II (Jr.) [1928-2015], Taos, NM ;
ca.1992 Private collection of Arturo Peralta-Ramos II (Jr.) [1928-2015] & Jacqueline Blanchard Peralta-Ramos [1931-2016], Taos, NM, by descent ;
ca.1920s Private collection of Arturo H. Peralta-Ramos Carboni, Sr. [1902-1992] & Mary Millicent Abigail von Salm-Hoogstraeten de Peralta-Ramos Balcom (Rogers) [also known as M.R. and Millicent Rogers] [1902-1953], New York, NY | Tuxedo Park, NY | Southampton, NY ;
after 1887 Private collection of [unknown] ;
1887 Emil Carlsen [1848-1932], the artist .
2018 Charlton Hall Galleries, Inc., West Columbia, SC, “Sale 289 : Turtle Walk | Millicent Rogers Collection”, February 22-23.
References / citations:
– Charlton Hall Galleries, Inc., West Columbia, SC, online exhibition catalog, “Sale 289 : Turtle Walk | Millicent Rogers Collection”, February 22-23, 2018, lot #60, illustrated: color.
– American beauties, 1877.
Still life of roses in vase, painted most likely in New York or Boston, features a black tinted glass serpentine handled vase with roses. Carlsen owned the vase since at least 1877 when it appeared in his work American beauties. The paint was thick and represented Boston School style of the time, influenced by his friend and fellow painter William Merritt Chase. What makes Still life of roses in vase of special interest is the level at which Carlsen’s painting technique and palette developed within those ten years. His colors became lighter and he started to shed the Boston style opting for French and European influences. The work is one of the earliest known instances of Carlsen’s use of a textile or carpet as a still-life background. Using textiles behind still-life objects would become one of Emil Carlsen’s most defining traits in his later and most sought works of the 1920s. He first began exploring the use of textile backgrounds a year earlier in 1886 when he used in two known examples. Still life of roses in vase is the third known instance of his textile background use. -ECA
– The painting verso demonstrates Carlsen’s favored method of butt jointed stretchers versus the more common mitred ones used today. The stretcher configuration is common on original Carlsen works. -ECA
2018 – $5,500 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:
January 30, 2018
Last updated: February 25, 2018 at 15:29 pm