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Emil Carlsen : Still life with roses and pomegranates, 1897.

January 1, 1897
Emil Carlsen Still Life with Roses and Pomegranates, 1897


ECA Record Control Number: 2381

Archives of American Art #: 42831444, 70080610

Record Level: Item

Record Type: Movable Work

Work Title: Still Life with Roses and Pomegranates

Alternate Work Titles:
2016: Still Life of Grapes, Pomegranates and Roses  [from auction catalog]
2014: Roses in a Copper Jar [and Pomegranates]  [added for clarification by ECA]
1999: Roses and Copper Urn  [from online catalog]
1960: Roses in a Copper Jar  [from museum collection catalog]

Work Date: 1897

Work Creator: Emil Carlsen [1848-1932]

Work Medium: Oil on canvas
Work Dimensions: 19-1/2 x 15-3/4 inches | 20 x 16 inches | 15-5/8 x 19-3/4 inches | 19-1/2 x 15-3/4 inches

Inscribed/Signed Front:
Location: At lower right.
Dated: No.
Text: ‘Emil. Carlsen.’.

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 — Fruit
Still Life — Fruit — Grape
Still Life — Other
Still Life — Other — Container

Description of Work:
Vertical composition of a copper pot, copper pitcher, six pink-red roses, two peonies flowers in pink-red, green grapes and two pomegranates, one cut in half.  In the painting foreground there is only what appears to be a brown wood table top.  In the mid-ground of the painting at center-left is a medium size copper bowl with wide lip with two pomegranates inside, one split revealing inside, and green grapes mounded on top.  At mid-ground at right is the other half of the split pomegranate.  Immediately behind the far right pomegranate is a copper pitcher with attached lid thrown back open and a single metal handle toward the viewer.  Inside the pitcher are two peonies in pink-red and six roses (1/2 dozen) in various stages of blooming in pink-red evenly gathered and centered on the canvas.  The background is a non-descript dark warm brown.  There is a grey/white line at the left of canvas in the background that is indistinguishable.  [ECA]

2017 unknown .
2017 ( Nadeau’s Auction Gallery [1985- ], 25 Meadow Rd, Windsor, CT 06095 ) ;
ca.2007 ( Cooley Gallery, Inc. [1981- ], 25 Lyme St, Old Lyme, CT 06371 ) ;
2007 ( Shannon’s [1997- ], 354 Woodmont Rd, Milford, CT 06460 ) ;
1999 Private collection of [unknown] ;
1999 ( Sotheby’s [1744- ], 1334 York Avenue, New York 10021 ) ;
1959 ( Butler Institute of American Art [1919- ], The Beecher Center, 524 Wick Avenue, Youngstown, Ohio 44502 ) ;
before 1959 Private collection of Dr. & Mrs. John J. McDonough, Youngstown, OH ;
1945 Private collection of [unknown] ;
before 1945 ( Findlay Galleries [1870- ] ; Wally Findlay Galleries [?-?] ; City Art Rooms [1870-1971] ; [1995?- ] 124 E 57th St, New York, NY 10022 | [1963-1995] 15 East 57th Street, New York, NY | [?-?] 17 East 57th Street, New York, NY | [?-?] 11-13 East 57th Street, New York, NY | [1995-?] East 60th Street, New York, NY | [1971-?] Beverly Hills, CA | [1970s-?] Tokyo, Japan | [1971-?] Paris, France | [1961-?] Palm Beach, FL | [1932/8-?] Chicago, IL | [1870-1936] Kansas City, MO ) .
1897 Emil Carlsen [1848-1932], the artist .

Exhibition History:
2017 Nadeau’s Auction Gallery, Windsor, CT, “Important Annual New Years Day Auction”, January 1.
2007 Shannon’s Fine Art Auctioneers, Milford, CT, “Sale”, April 26.
1999 Sotheby’s New York, NY, “Sale”, December 1.

– Nadeau’s Auction Gallery, Windsor, CT, Online Exhibition Catalog, “Important Annual New Years Day Auction”, January 1, 2017, lot #608, illustrated: color, shown as Still Life of Grapes, Pomegranates, and Roses.
Cooley Gallery website, Accessed February, 26, 2014.  [[http://cooleygallery.com]]
– Shannon’s Fine Art Auctioneers, Milford, CT, Sale Catalog, “sale”, April 26, 2007, lot #122.
– Sotheby’s New York, NY, Sale Catalog, “sale”, December 1, 1999, lot #41.
– William Gerdts Photographs, 1972, Butler Institute of American Art, 524.
– Butler Institute of American Art, Supplement to the Catalogue of the permanent collection of American art, Youngstown, OH: The Institute, 1960.

Related Works:
– Pink Roses and Brass Bowl, ca.1897  [variation of this painting without the pomegranates]

ECA Notes:

Price History:
2017 – $4,800 USD  [auction]
2014 – $22,000 USD  [retail]
2007 – unsold
1999 – $23,000 USD  [auction]


Document Information

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Record Birth Date:
September 18, 2014

Last Update:
January 20, 2017


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