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Emil Carlsen : Still life with roses and mandolin, 1884.

January 1, 1884
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

Inscribed/Signed Front:
Location: At lower left.
Dated: Yes.
Text: ‘EMIL. CARLSEN – PARIS – 84’.

Verso: unknown

ECA Category: Still Life
ECA Sub-Category: Flowers

Archives of American Art Subjects:
Object — Flower
Object — Flower — Rose
Still Life
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 .

Exhibition History:
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.

Related Works:
Black vase and roses, ca.1884  [same tinted glass pitcher is used in painting]

ECA Notes:

Price History:
2004 – $72,000 USD
1998 – $36,800 USD
1922 – $500 USD


Document Information

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Image License:
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 13, 2014

Last Update:
May 10, 2017

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