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Emil Carlsen : Still life with fruit, 1883.

January 1, 1883
Emil Carlsen : Still life with fruit, 1866.

ECA record control number: 1222

Archives of American Art #: 63001663

Record level: Item

Record type: Movable work

Work title: Still life with fruit

Alternate work titles:
2017: Still life with fruit  [from auction catalog]
2014: Still life with gourds and pitcher  [ECA altered title to remove ampersand and substitute for the word ‘and’]
1981: Still life with gourds & pitcher [from auction catalog & AAA listing]

Work date: 1883  [date from earlier auction list this work as 1866 but it makes more sense it was 1883 or 1886 based on the signature]

Work creator: Emil Carlsen [1848-1932]

Work medium: Oil on canvas
Work dimensions: 25 x 30 inches

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

Marking Type: Signature in paint.
Location: At lower right verso.
Text: ‘Emil Carlsen’.

ECA category: Still life
ECA sub-category: Kitchen

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

Description of work:

2017 Private collection of [unknown], PA, returned to owner unsold ;
2017 ( Swann Galleries [1941- ], 104 E 25th St #6, New York, NY 10010 ) ;
1981 Private collection of [unknown], PA ;
1981 ( Sotheby’s [1744- ], 1334 York Avenue, New York 10021 ) ;
after 1883 Private collection of [unknown] ;
1883 Emil Carlsen [1848-1932], the artist .

Exhibition history:
2017 Swann Galleries, New York, NY, “American art – sale #2452”, June 10-14.
1981 Sotheby’s, New York, NY, “Sale”, June 19.

– Swann Galleries, New York, NY, “American art – sale #2452”, June 10-14, 2017, lot #27.
– Sotheby’s, New York, NY, sale catalog, “Sale – #4650M”, June 19, 1981, lot 213, illustrated: b&w.

Related works:

ECA notes:
– It is unclear how the 1981 listing for the work came up with a definitive date of 1866.  Normally works from 1866 would have been signed with a different version of his name.

Price history:
2017 – unsold.  [auction]
1981 – [unknown]


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Record Birth Date:
January 26, 2014

Last Update:
May 29, 2017


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