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Emil Carlsen : Study in grey [caldron, jug, bowl and tea pot], 1906.

January 1, 1906
Emil Carlsen : Study in grey [caldron, jug, bowl and tea pot], 1906.

ECA Record Control Number: 1269

Archives of American Art #: 50570005

Record Level: Item

Record Type: Movable Work

Work Title: Study in grey

Alternate Work Titles:
2016: Study in grey [caldron, jug, bowl and tea pot]  [ECA added additional information to title for clarity]
Study in grey
Still Life No.12

Work Date: 1906  [date from front of canvas.]

Work Creator: Emil Carlsen [1848-1932]

Work Medium: Oil on canvas
Work Dimensions: 34 x 38 inches

Inscribed/Signed Front:
Location: At lower left.
Dated: Yes.
Text: ‘Emil. Carlsen. -1906.’.

Verso: unknown

ECA Category: Still life
ECA Sub-Category: Grey

Archives of American Art Subjects:
Still Life
Still Life — Other
Still Life — Other — Container
Still Life — Other — Cookware

Description of Work:

Provenance/Ownership:
1926 ( Dallas Museum of Fine Arts [1903- ], 1717 N Harwood St, Dallas, TX 75201, October, Munger Fund  (Accession #1926.1.M) ) ;
ca.1926 ( Ferargil Gallery [1915-1955], [?-?] 63 East 57th Street, New York, NY 10003 | [1927-?] 37 East 57th Street, New York, NY 10022 | [?-1927] 607 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10017 | [1915- ] 24 East 49th Street, New York, NY 10017 ) ;
1925 ( Anderson Galleries, The [1887-1934], 489 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10016 ) ;
ca.1908 Private collection of William Trevor [1871?-1925?], New York, NY ;
1906 Emil Carlsen [1848-1932], the artist .

Exhibition History:
2014- Present Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX, “On current display”, on-going.
1999 Vance Jordan Fine Art, New York, NY, “Quiet magic: The still-life paintings of Emil Carlsen”, October 28 – December 10.
1932 Dallas Public Art Gallery, Dallas, TX, “New gallery opening exhibition of the permanent collection”, July 10.
1926 Art Department of the State Fair of Texas, Dallas, TX, “State fair of Texas exhibition: Twenty-first annual loan collection of American paintings“, October 9-24.
1925 The Anderson Galleries, New York, NY, “Paintings assembled by the late William Trevor, New York, mostly by eminent American artists”, December 10.
1907 Buffalo Fine Arts Academy, Albright Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY, “Second annual exhibition of selected paintings by American artists“, May 31 – September 1.
1906 National Academy of Design, New York, NY, “Winter exhibition“, December 22, 1906 – January 19, 1907.

References/Citations:
– “Soren Emil Carlsen: The Hammershoi of Manhattan” by Kim Lykke Jensen, Narayana Press, Gylling, Denmark, 2008, illustrated: color, page 49, figure 31.
–  Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX, “Dallas museum of art, 100 years” by Kosinski, et al., 2003.
– Vance Jordan Fine Art, New York, NY, exhibition catalog, “Quiet magic: The still-life paintings of Emil Carlsen”, October 28 – December 10, 1999, plate 26, illustrated: color.
– Dallas Museum of Art, inventory list, 1972, 1993.
– Dallas Morning News, Dallas, TX, “New gallery to be opened on Thursday“, July 10, 1932, page 7, not illustrated.
– The Dallas Art Association, Dallas, TX, catalog, “Catalogue of the permanent collection of the Dallas Art Association“, #11, not illustrated, 1929.
– The Dallas Art Association, Dallas, TX, “Acquisition announcement”, October, 1926.
– Art Department of the State Fair of Texas, Dallas, TX, exhibition catalog, “State fair of Texas exhibition: Twenty-first annual loan collection of American paintings“, October 9-24, 1926, #17, page 7-8, not illustrated.
– The Anderson Galleries, New York, NY, sale catalog, “Paintings assembled by the late William Trevor, New York, mostly by eminent American artists”, December 10, 1925, lot #92, illustrated: b&w.
– Academy Notes, Buffalo Fine Arts Academy, Albright Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY, “Second annual exhibition selected American paintings at the Albright Art Gallery third paper“, September, 1907, volume 3, number 4, page 49-53, illustrated: b&w on page 52.
– Academy Notes, Buffalo Fine Arts Academy, Albright Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY, “Second annual exhibition selected American paintings at the Albright Art Gallery first paper“, July, 1907, volume 3, number 2, page 17-22, not illustrated.
– Academy Notes, Buffalo Fine Arts Academy, Albright Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY, “Second annual exhibition selected paintings by American artists“, June, 1907, volume 3, number 1, page 1-3, not illustrated.
– Buffalo Fine Arts Academy, Albright Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY, “Second annual exhibition of selected paintings by American artists“, May 31 – September 1, 1907, #12, illustrated: b&w.
– The Collector and Art Critic, volume 5, number 4, February, 1907. illustrated on page 162.
– National Academy of Design, New York, NY, exhibition catalog, “Winter exhibition“, December 22, 1906 – January 19, 1907, #351, illustrated: b&w.

Related Works:

ECA Notes:

– Additional information and citations provided by Jenny Stone, Registrar for the Dallas Art Museum from DAM records.

– The Anderson Galleries, New York, NY, Sale Catalog, “Paintings assembled by the late William Trevor, New York, mostly by eminent American artists”, December 10, 1925, lot #92, illustrated: b&w.
“Fine arrangement of a black kettle, a china bowl, a wide-bodied jug with handle, an off tea kettle and a white dishcloth, in high-keyed values and sparkling effect.
Canvas.  Signed and dated 1905 at the lower left.”

– Academy Notes, Buffalo Fine Arts Academy, Albright Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY, “Second annual exhibition selected American paintings at the Albright Art Gallery first paper“, July, 1907, volume 3, number 2, page 17-22, not illustrated.
…”Gallery V contains a number of larger canvases, including a wonderful still life by Emil Carlsen”…

– Academy Notes, Buffalo Fine Arts Academy, Albright Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY, “Second annual exhibition selected paintings by American artists“, June, 1907, volume 3, number 1, page 1-3, not illustrated.
…”Emil Carlsen will be represented by a superb ‘Still Life’ and the spirited ‘Surf’—which was in the Corcoran Gallery exhibition, and which is one of the nest pictures that has been painted in this country!”…

– Academy Notes, Buffalo Fine Arts Academy, Albright Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY, “Second annual exhibition selected American paintings at the Albright Art Gallery third paper“, September, 1907, volume 3, number 4, page 49-53, illustrated: b&w on page 52.
…”At the left, is a composition of still life by Emil Carlsen which challenges comparison with the works of any of the old Dutch masters. There is an iron pot, an earthenware jug, a china bowl, an old iron kettle and a towel on a bench, all painted with such remarkable reality that it seems as if any one of these objects might be lifted and carried away by the observer. And there is nothing of the painstaking minutiae usually found in such work. There is the charm of simplicity in the representation; every inch of the canvas shows the master. Perhaps nothing ever has been painted with a stronger effect of reality than the white bowl in the foreground. One is not impressed by the idea of a long period of painstaking labor, on the part of the artist, but that the work was done by a man to whom wuch expression is easy and in which he finds joy.”…

…”His technique [William M. Chase] is quite different in character from that of Mr. Carlsen, and yet there is a certain relationship between the productions of the two men. Both are in the highest degree realistic; Mr. Carlsen simply carries his work a little farther than does Mr. Chase. At a distance, however, the picture by Mr. Chase seems quite as completely finished in its detail as does that of Mr. Carlsen.”…

– The date of the painting conflicts with what is listed in the Anderson Galleries catalog 1905 vs. 1906.

Price History:
1925 – $625 USD (auction – worth $8,544.98 in 2016)

 

Document Information

Digital-born Document Number:
ECA.2016.1269

Digital Document Provenance:
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Record Birth Date:
August 5, 2016

Last Update:
March 22, 2017


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