Emil Carlsen : The black turkey, ca.1894.
ECA Record Control Number: 6621
Archives of American Art #: -none-
Record Level: Item
Record Type: Movable Work
Work Title: The Black Turkey
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Work Date: ca.1894
Work Creator: Emil Carlsen [1848-1932]
Work Medium: Oil on canvas
Work Dimensions: 36 x 47 inches
Location: At lower left.
Text: “Emil. Carlsen.’.
Description of Work:
“The fact that the simplest things may furnish the subject for the most interesting pictures if the work is painted by a master is demonstrated in this canvas. A great black turkey gobbler suspended by a string tied to one leg is painted against a grayish brown wall in a direct, free manner that has won Carlsen his enviable position among artists of our day. Greater interest to the work, and more beauty in the composition is added by the placing of a golden squash near the right side of the picture, with a few stray wisps of straw carelessly introduced.” [from auction catalog]
ca.1918 unknown .
ca.1918 ( Young’s Art Galleries [1897-ca.1952], 424 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago IL [after ca.1940’s| 66 East Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, IL 60604 [ca.1910s-ca.1940s] | 3rd Floor Kimball Hall, 17 North State Street or 16 Wabash Avenue, Chicago IL [1897-ca.1910s] ) ;
ca.1894 unknown .
ca.1894 Emil Carlsen [1848-1932], the artist .
1918 Young’s Art Galleries, Chicago, IL, “Paintings by Eminent American Old Masters and some of the Prominent Living American Artists“, 1918.
– Young’s Art Galleries, Chicago, IL, “Paintings by Eminent American Old Masters and some of the Prominent Living American Artists“, 1918, #62. illustrated: B&W.
– Game Birds, ca.1894 [similar composition with birds hanging from string and one leg]
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Original compiled and researched document by the Emil Carlsen Archives, 266 West 21st Street, Suite 4E, New York, NY 10011.
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November 24, 2014
November 29, 2016