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Emil Carlsen : Still life [with mallard duck and urn], 1891.

January 1, 1891
Emil Carlsen Still life [with mallard duck and urn], 1891

ECA Record Control Number: 2296

Archives of American Art #: 71060768

Record Level: Item

Record Type: Movable Work

Work Title: Still Life [with mallard duck and urn]

Alternate Work Titles:
2017: Still Life [with mallard duck and urn]  [ECA added to title to help differentiate]
2014: Still Life  [from museum website]

Work Date: 1891  [date from front of canvas]

Work Creator: Emil Carlsen [1848-1932]

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

Inscribed/Signed Front:
Location: At lower left.
Dated: Yes.
Text: ‘Emil. Carlsen. 91.’.

Verso: unknown

ECA Category: Still life
ECA Sub-Category: Game

Archives of American Art Subjects:
Animal — Bird
Animal — Bird — Duck
Still Life
Still Life — Game
Still Life — Game — Bird
Still Life — Other
Still Life — Other — Container

Description of Work:
“This is an oil painting on canvas of a still life composition that includes a metal urn and a deceased Mallard duck.”  [MOCA website]

1974 ( Oakland Museum of California [1969- ], 1000 Oak St, Oakland, CA 94607   (Accession #A57.41.1) ) ;
1945 Private collection of Paul Wormser [1892-1953] and Amy Josephine (Klauber) Wormer [1903-1988], San Francisco, CA ;
1891 Private collection of Arthur Frank Mathews [1860-1945] and Lucia (Kleinhans) Mathews [1870-1955], San Francisco, CA, shared an art studio with Carlsen ;
1891 Emil Carlsen [1848-1932], the artist .

Exhibition History:
1979 California State College, Bakersfield, CA, “exhibition”, unknown dates.
1974 Transamerica Pyramid Lobby, San Francisco, CA, “Romantic Painting by San Francisco Artists Before and After the Turn of the Century from the Collection of the Oakland Museum”, May 13 – June 28.

– Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, CA, Collection website

Related Works:

ECA Notes:
– Cut from its frame so that it could be saved from the SF 1906 fire. The painting was remounted and used by Arthur Mathews in his re-decoration of the Wormser home at 55 5th Ave., SF.

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Record Birth Date:
February 11, 2014

Last Update:
February 18, 2017


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