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Emil Carlsen : Still life with fowl and copper pot, 1885.

January 1, 1885
Emil Carlsen Still Life with Fowl and Copper Pot, 1885

ECA Record Control Number: 2183

Archives of American Art #: -none-

Record Level: Item

Record Type: Movable Work

Work Title: Still Life with Fowl and Copper Pot

Alternate Work Titles:
2008: Still Life with Fowl and Copper Pot  [from auction catalog]

Work Date: 1885  [date based on date of final work which is dated 1885.  The dedication was 2 years after in 1887 and scratched into the dry paint, a practice that Carlsen would do when giving gifts to friends.]

Work Creator: Emil Carlsen [1848-1932]

Work Medium: Oil on canvas
Work Dimensions: 17 x 33 inches

Inscribed/Signed Front:

Location: At lower left.
Dated: Yes but is the dedication date and not the date it was painted.
Text: ‘Emil. Carlsen.’.

Location: Inscribed at upper left.
Text: ‘To My friend Van Boskerck, NY 87’.
Note: The dedication was scratched into the dry paint two years later by Carlsen and given as a gift to his friend and fellow artist Robert Ward Van Boskerck [1855-1932] in 1887.


ECA Category: Still Life
ECA Sub-Category: Game

Archives of American Art Subjects:
Animal — Bird
Animal — Bird — Chicken
Still Life
Still Life — Game
Still Life — Game — Bird

Description of Work:

2008 Private collection of William Eric Indursky [1969- ], New York, NY
2008 ( Shannon’s [1997- ], 354 Woodmont Rd, Milford, CT 06460 ) ;
ca.1936 Private collection of [unknown [ca.1910-2008]] ;
1933 Estate of Robert Ward Van Boskerck [1855-1932], administered by his sister, Harriet Van Boskerck [1849-1936], Hackensack, NJ
1887 Private collection of Robert Ward Van Boskerck [1855-1932], New York, NY and NJ, Gift of Emil Carlsen [1848-1932], the artist ;
1885 Emil Carlsen [1848-1932], the artist .

Exhibition History:
2008 Shannon’s Fine Art Auctioneers, Milford, CT, “sale”, October 23.

– Shannon’s Fine Art Auctioneers, Milford, CT, Sale Catalog, “sale”, October 23, 2008, lot #185.

Related Works:
– Still Life With Poultry, 1885

ECA Notes:
– This was a study for a larger work Still Life With Poultry, 1885.

Price History:
2008 – $1,560 USD


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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 9, 2014

Last Update:
January 31, 2017


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