Emil Carlsen : Still life with roses and mandolin, 1884.
ECA Record Control Number: 2388
Archives of American Art #: -none-
Record Level: Item
Record Type: Movable work
Work Title: Still life with roses and mandolin
Alternate Work Titles:
1922: Nature morte (62) [from auction catalog]
Work Date: 1884
Work Creator: Emil Carlsen [1848-1932]
Work Medium: Oil on canvas
Work Dimensions: 25-1/2 x 44 inches | 25-1/4 x 44 | 26 x 44 inches
Location: At lower left.
Text: ‘EMIL. CARLSEN – PARIS – 84’.
Archives of American Art Subjects:
Object — Flower
Object — Flower — Rose
Still Life — Flower
Still Life — Flower — Rose
Still Life — Musical Instrument
Still Life — Musical Instrument — Mandolin
Description of Work:
Horizontal composition of a shallow bucket of white roses, a mandolin, a stemware glass, a clear vase, and a glass pitcher. In the right foreground are three white rose flower heads and flower pedals strewn on the ground. The middle ground of the painting contains a tall tinted transparent glass pitcher to at the middle right, a round-back mandolin face down with its neck left of center middle-ground with a ribbon tied to the end. To the left middle-ground is a clear vase with dust or frosting at top next to a red-pink tinted transparent tall cut-glass stemware glass. In the center-background of the painting is a copper/brass shallow and wide bucket of approximately 15 white roses. The overall color scheme of the painting is a yellow-white and an ocher yellow or light sienna. The background and floor are nondescript and sand-like. The horizon line is at almost exactly half the height of the canvas. [ECA]
after 2010 Private collection of [unknown] ;
2010 ( McColl Fine Art [2003-2015], 126 Cottage Place, Charlotte, NC 28207 ) ;
2004 ( Sotheby’s [1744- ], 1334 York Avenue, New York 10021 ) ;
1998 Private collection of [unknown] ;
1998 ( Christie’s [1766- ], Rockefeller Center, 20 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10020 ) ;
1930 Private collection of [unknown] ;
1922 Private collection of Edward Franklin Albee II [1857-1930], Boston, MA ;
1922 ( American Art Association [1883-1964], [1922-1964] Madison Ave and 56th Street, New York, NY 10018 | [1883-1922] 6 East 23rd Street (South Madison Square), New York, NY 10010 ) ;
ca.1884 Private collection of Dr. Francis Peleg Sprague [1834-1922] & Elizabeth R. Sprague [1864-?], Boston, MA ;
1884 ( Blakeslee Galleries [1885-1914], 665 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY | Hotel Lorraine, 45 Street and Fifth Avenue, New York, NY | 34 Street and Fifth Avenue, New York, NY ) ;
1884 Emil Carlsen [1848-1932], the artist .
2004 Sotheby’s New York, NY, “Sale”, May 19.
1998 Christie’s, New York, NY, “Sale”, May 21.
1922 American Art Galleries, New York, NY, “Valuable paintings by masters of the foreign and American schools”, February 16.
– Sotheby’s New York, NY, sale catalog, “Sale”, May 19, 2004, lot #5.
– Christie’s, New York, NY, sale catalog, “Sale”, May 21, 1998, lot #117, illustrated: color.
– American Art Galleries, New York, NY, sale catalog, “Valuable paintings by masters of the foreign and American schools”, February 16, 1922, #62 shown as Nature Morte, not illustrated.
– Black vase and roses, ca.1884 [same tinted glass pitcher is used in painting]
2004 – $72,000 USD
1998 – $36,800 USD
1922 – $500 USD
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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:
February 13, 2014
May 10, 2017