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Emil Carlsen : Surf breaking, 1911.

January 1, 1911
Emil Carlsen : Surf breaking, 1911.

ECA Record Control Number: 2959

Archives of American Art #: 56440001

Record Level: Item

Record Type: Movable Work

Work Title: Surf breaking

Alternate Work Titles:
1975: Surf breaking  [from AAA listing]

Work Date: 1911  [date from front of canvas]

Work Creator: Emil Carlsen [1848-1932]

Work Medium: Oil on canvas
Work Dimensions: 39-1/2 x 45-1/8 inches | 35 x 45 inches (listed in the American Art Archives wrong)

Inscribed/Signed Front:
Location: At lower right.
Dated: Yes.
Text: ‘Emil. Carlsen. 1911.’.

Verso: unknown

ECA Category: Waterscape
ECA Sub-Category: Surf

Archives of American Art Subjects:
Landscape — Rocks
Waterscape — Coast

Description of Work:

1952 ( Frye Art Museum [1952- ], 704 Terry Ave, Seattle, WA 98104, Charles and Emma Frye collection, (Accession #1952.022) ) ;
1940 Private estate of Charles Frye [1858-1940] and Emma Frye [1860-1934], Seattle, WA ;
after ca.1911 Private collection of Charles Frye [1858-1940] and Emma Frye [1860-1934], Seattle, WA ;
1911 Emil Carlsen [1848-1932], the artist .

Exhibition History:

– Owner, 1975.
– Email confirmation from Cory Gooch, Acting Head of Collections of the Frye Collection, January, 9, 2015.

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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:
September 20, 2014

Last Update:
May 15, 2017



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