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Emil Carlsen : Summer clouds, ca.1910.

January 1, 1910
Emil Carlsen : Summer clouds, ca.1910.

ECA Record Control Number: 3457

Archives of American Art #: 46120060

Record Level: Item

Record Type: Movable Work

Work Title: Summer clouds

Alternate Work Titles:
1912: Summer clouds
1910: Boats on the sand

Work Date: ca.1910  [date based on first known exhibition date]

Work Creator: Emil Carlsen [1848-1932]

Work Medium: Oil on canvas
Work Dimensions: 39-1/8 x 44-15/16 inches | 39 x 45 inches

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

Verso: unknown

ECA Category: Waterscape
ECA Sub-Category: Ship

Archives of American Art Subjects:
Architecture
Architecture — Boat
Architecture — Boat — Rowboat
Landscape
Landscape — Beach
Waterscape
Waterscape — Boat
Waterscape — Weather
Waterscape — Weather— Cloud

Description of Work:

Provenance/Ownership:
1913 ( Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts [1805- ], 118-128 N Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19102, Joseph E. Temple Fund  (accession #1913.5) ) ;
1912 ( Macbeth Gallery, The [1892-1953], [1935-1953] 11 East Fifty-seventh Street | [1924-1934] 15 East Fifty-seventh Street | [1906-1923] 450 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY | [1892-1905] 237 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY ) ;
ca.1910 ( Folsom Galleries [1908-1921] | Bauer-Folsom Galleries [1908-1909], 396 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 11215 ) ;
ca.1910 Emil Carlsen [1848-1932], the artist .

Exhibition History:
1913 Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA, “One Hundred and Eighth Annual Exhibition of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts“, February 9 – March 30.
1912 Vose Gallery, Boston, MA, “The Latest Work of Emil Carlsen, N.A.“, April 8-20.
1912 The Macbeth Gallery, New York, NY, “Exhibition of Paintings by Emil Carlsen, N.A.“, March 4-16.
1910 Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA, “Thirteenth Annual Exhibition of Oil Paintings“, June 3 – September 19.
1910 Pratt Institute Art Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, “Paintings by Emil Carlsen (32-35 oil paintings)”, April 19-30, 1910
1910 Buffalo Fine Arts Academy, Albright Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY, “A Collection of Paintings and Sketches by Emil Carlsen Lent by the Folsom Galleries, New York City“, March 18-April 13.

References/Citations:
– “Emil Carlsen (1853-1932) As Landscape Painter: A Chronological Introduction to Some of the Major Works and Their Critical Reception” by Valerie Leeds, Spring, 1997.
– Owner, 1974.
– Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, Website.
– Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA, Exhibition Catalog, “One Hundred and Eighth Annual Exhibition of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts“, February 9 – March 30, 1913, #606, illustrated: B&W, winner Lippincott Award.
– Christian Science Monitor, New York, NY, “Emil Carlsen Has Exhibition“, April 13, 1912, page 6, not illustrated.
– Vose Gallery, Boston, MA, Exhibition Catalog, “The Latest Work of Emil Carlsen, N.A.“, April 8-20, 1912, #5, not illustrated.
– “Emil Carlsen Letter Confirming Payment Received from Vose Gallery” provided by Vose Gallery, April 30, 1912.
– The Macbeth Gallery, New York, NY, Exhibition Catalog, “Exhibition of Paintings by Emil Carlsen, N.A.“, March 4-16, 1912, #15, not illustrated.
– Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA, Exhibition Catalog, “Thirteenth Annual Exhibition of Oil Paintings“, June 3 – September 19, 1910, #14, not illustrated.
– The Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Brooklyn, NY, “Art Calendar: Timely Note and Comment”, April 19, 1910, page 26.
– Buffalo Fine Arts Academy, Albright Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY, “A Collection of Paintings and Sketches by Emil Carlsen Lent by the Folsom Galleries, New York City“, March 18-April 13, 1910, #3, not illustrated.

Related Works:
The South Strand, ca.1909.

ECA Notes:

– Christian Science Monitor, New York, NY, “Emil Carlsen Has Exhibition“, April 13, 1912, page 6, not illustrated.
…”Such a painting is one of the most admired works, “Summer Clouds.” A great soft gray cumulus cloud dominates the picture, occupying the whole of the upper right quarter of the canvas. Wisps of vapor lead the eye to another great cloud on the left and to the group of fishermen’s dories in the foreground, resting on a gray-pink beach. The shore line and the lines of the boats, again lead the eye to the horizon where two tiny figures can be seen near a hint of a village.

The harmony is carried out interestingly in the paint of the boat bottoms. One is a warmer tone than the sand, another is a warmer blue than the sky and sea and a third is a tint blending the colors of the other two. The whole painting is vaporous with the air of a humid day.”…

The Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Brooklyn, NY, “Art Calendar: Timely Note and Comment”, April 19, 1910, page 26.
“He shows, though, also, a dramatic “Side Running Sea,” a fresh and restful “Boats on the Sand,” succulent greens and water-reflections in “The Path and the Pool,” a memory of Kew Gardens, near London, England, and a spirited seascape in “Barnacled Rocks,” in translucent blue tones of sea and sky.”

– Buffalo Fine Arts Academy, Albright Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY, “A Collection of Paintings and Sketches by Emil Carlsen Lent by the Folsom Galleries, New York City“, March 18-April 13, 1910, #3, not illustrated.
…”Boats on the Sand, and Open Sea also were painted on this coast…Boats on the Sand is one of the most important things in the exhibition. It represents a stretch of beach with some fishing boats drawn up on the sand. This picture is remarkable for its sky, and neither Weissenbruch or Maris ever painted a finer example of cloudy sky.”…

Price History:
1923 – ?

 

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Record Birth Date:
February 13, 2015

Last Update:
March 20, 2017

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