Emil Carlsen : Still life with red urn and asian figurines, 1886.
ECA Record Control Number: 15632
Archives of American Art #: -none-
Record Level: Item
Record Type: Movable Work
Work Title: Still Life with Red Urn and Asian Figurines
Alternate Work Titles:
2016: Still Life with Red Urn and Asian Figurines [from online auction catalog]
Work Date: 1886
Work Creator: Emil Carlsen [1848-1932]
Work Medium: Oil on canvas
Work Dimensions: 29-1/4 x 27-3/4 inches | 26 x 34 x 2 inches (framed)
Location: At lower right.
Text: ‘Emil. Carlsen. 86.’.
Verso: Papered over back cut away to examine back of canvas.
Description of Work:
Vertical composition with red decorated Asian lidded jar with foo dog finial and hand-painted scene on the front, Asian poly-chrome figure playing guitar, small ceramic foo dog with one leg raised, a small blue and white vase, a decorated fabric bunched, a small gold Asian bowl, brown footed Asian bowl and background out of an Asian textile. In the left foreground is a blue and white small Asian vase with decorative fabric bunched. In the right mid-ground of the painting from left to center, is a brown low footed Asian bowl, tall poly-chrome porcelain Asian figure playing a guitar with green pants, red shoes, blue robe and a guitar, gold Asian bowl, red Asian lidded jar with foo dog finial with hand-painted scene at right-center, small grey-green foo dog with one front leg. In the background is an Asian texture in grey-sand with a decorative pattern of birds and tree at the right background. [ECA]
2016 Heritage Auctions, Inc. [1976- ], 17th Floor, 3500 Maple Ave, Dallas, TX 75219
after 1886 unknown
1886 Emil Carlsen [1848-1932], the artist
2016 Heritage Auctions, Inc. [1976- ], Dallas, TX, “Signature Floor Session: Lots 68001-68151”, November 12.
– Heritage Auctions, Inc. [1976- ], Dallas, TX, online sale catalog, “Signature Floor Session: Lots 68001-68151”, November 12, 2016, lot #68086, illustrated: color.
– This painting is unusual for Carlsen and that there is no provenance makes it suspect.
– Condition Report: Unlined canvas; faint craquelure and minor stretcher bar marks; frame wear with evidence of rubbing in lower right corner; under UV light, there appears to be a small spot of in-painting to the left of the urn.
2016 – $25,000 to $35,000 USD (auction estimate)
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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:
October 22, 2016
October 22, 2016