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Emil Carlsen : The black turkey, ca.1894.

January 1, 1894
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

Alternate Work Titles:

Work Date: ca.1894

Work Creator: Emil Carlsen [1848-1932]

Work Medium: Oil on canvas
Work Dimensions: 36 x 47 inches

Inscribed/Signed Front:
Location: At lower left.
Dated: No.
Text: “Emil. Carlsen.’.

Verso: unknown.

ECA Category: Still Life
ECA Sub-Category: Game

Archives of American Art Subjects:
Animal — Bird
Animal — Bird — Turkey
Still Life
Still Life — Game
Still Life — Game — Bird
Still Life — Vegetable
Still Life — Vegetable — Gourd

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 .

Exhibition History:
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.

Related Works:
Game Birds, ca.1894  [similar composition with birds hanging from string and one leg]

ECA Notes:

Price History:


Document Information

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Record Birth Date:
November 24, 2014

Last Update:
November 29, 2016


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