Emil Carlsen : Swooning roses, 1896.
ECA record control number: 23710
Archives of American Art #: -none-
Record level: Item
Record type: Movable work
Work title: Swooning roses
Alternate work titles:
2017: Swooning roses [from auction catalog]
Work date: 1896 [from front of canvas, most likely the last week in December, 1896, as the same flowers are used in 1897.]
Work creator: Emil Carlsen [1848-1932]
Work medium: Oil on canvas
Work dimensions: 14 x 20 inches
Location: At lower left.
Text: ‘Emil. Carlsen. 1896.’.
Description of work:
2017 Private collection of [unknown] ;
2017 ( Skinner Auctioneers & Appraisers of Fine Art [1971- ], 63 Park Plaza, Boston, MA 02116 | 274 Cedar Hill Street, Marlborough, MA 01752 | 130 Miracle Mile, Suite #220, Coral Gables, FL 33134 | 415 Madison Avenue, #1418, New York, NY 10017 ) ;
before 2017 Private collection of [unknown], NJ? ;
after 1896 Private collection of [unknown] ;
1896 Emil Carlsen [1848-1932], the artist .
2017 Skinner Auctioneers & Appraisers of Fine Art, Boston, MA, “Sale #3019T – Studio art online auction”, July 21.
– Skinner Auctioneers & Appraisers of Fine Art, Boston, MA, “Sale #3019T – Studio art online auction”, July 21, 2017, lot #1403.
– Still life with roses and pomegranates, 1897. [Painted within the same series of sittings, sharing the same bunch of flowers.]
– Pink roses and brass bowl, ca.1897. [Painted within the same series of sittings, sharing the same bunch of flowers.]
– Roses in a dish, 1893. [Similar composition from several years earlier]
– Condition: Scattered retouch, craquelure, minor paint losses, surface grime.
– An additional frame accompanies the lot; it bears a label from Swain’s Art Store, Plainfield, New Jersey, on the reverse.
– Painted by the artist in New York City or Falls Village, CT, possibly in the last week in December, 1896, and using the same bunch of flowers for two other paintings in the first week of January, 1897. This configuration was used by Carlsen when he wanted to get the most out of flowers. He would start by painting the flowers fresh standing in a vase. Then he would use the flowers in a vase drooping, often some put along side the vase. Finally, he would lay them all down bunch up. This painting was the last in the series since they are more open and dropping their pedals then the other two related paintings. This was most probably dated 1896 (the last week in December, 1896) and the other two paintings which were started before this work are dated 1897 because Carlsen always took longer to finish more elaborate compositions of metalware and hence those are signed 1897.
2017 – $2,600 USD. [auction]
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Digital document provenance:
Original compiled and researched document by the Emil Carlsen Archives, 266 West 21st Street, Suite 4E, New York, NY 10011.
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Record birth date:
July 12, 2017
Last updated: May 14, 2020 at 21:43 pm