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Emil Carlsen : The chocolate pot, ca.1917.

January 1, 1917
Emil Carlsen The Chocolate Pot, ca.1917

ECA Record Control Number: 1611

Archives of American Art #: 87230478, JUL J0047785 [digital photo archive]

Record Level: Item

Record Type: Movable Work

Work Title: The Chocolate Pot

Alternate Work Titles:
Still Life

Work Date: ca.1917

Work Creator: Emil Carlsen [1848-1932]

Work Medium: Oil on canvas
Work Dimensions: 15-1/4 x 19-3/8 inches | 15 x 19 inches

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

Verso: unknown

ECA Category: Still Life
ECA Sub-Category: Brown

Archives of American Art Subjects:
Object
Object — Vegetable
Object — Vegetable — Onion
Still Life
Still Life — Other
Still Life — Other — Container
Still Life — Other — Cookware

Description of Work:
Vertical composition of a single wood handle copper chocolate pot, black narrow neck bottle, black dish and lid and a dozen small white pearl onions. In the painting foreground are three small white pearl onions arranged in front of a single wood handle copper chocolate pot. The handle points left of canvas. The painting mid-ground contains two groups of four white pearl onions at canvas right. At canvas left are a dusty black narrow neck bottle, black Asian dish top or small black bottle, a black small Asian bowl, and a single white pearl onion at left canvas. The foreground and background are non-descript brown-grey.  [ECA]

Provenance/Ownership:
1996 ( J. Douglas Gay Jr. / Frances Carrick Thomas Library [1956- ], Transylvania University, Fayette County Schools, Lexington, KY 40508, Accession Date: December 13, 1996, Gift of Christopher Linton Chamberlain [1948- ], Class of ’71 ) .
ca.1960s Private collection of Christopher Linton Chamberlain [1948- ] and Mrs. Chamberlain, Lexington, KY ;
ca.1926 unknown (possibly Cleveland, OH) ;
ca.1926 ( Grand Central Art Galleries [1923-1966], 15 Vanderbilt Avenue, New York, NY | Fifth Avenue at 51st Street, New York, NY | 55 East 57th Street, New York, NY ) ;
ca.1918 Emil Carlsen [1848-1932], the artist ;
ca.1918 ( 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.1917 Emil Carlsen [1848-1932], the artist ;
1917 ( Ferargil Gallery [1915-1955], [?-?] 63 East 57th Street, New York, NY 10003 | [1927-?] 37 East 57th Street, New York, NY 10022 | [?-1927] 607 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10017 | [1915- ] 24 East 49th Street, New York, NY 10017 ) ;
ca.1917 Emil Carlsen [1848-1932], the artist .

Exhibition History:
1958 The Grand Central Art Gallery, New York, NY, “Memorial Exhibition of Emil Carlsen, N. A. 1853-1932“, January 14-25.
1926 Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH, “Sixth Exhibition of Contemporary American Painting”, June 11 – July 12.
1926 Grand Central Art Gallery, New York, NY (could even be as early as 1923)
1918 The Macbeth Gallery, New York, NY, “Paintings by Emil Carlsen, Childe Hassam, J. Alden Weir”, April 27 – May 9.
1917 Ferargil Galleries, New York, NY, “Intimate Studies by great American artists (chiefly from the studios of Childe Hassam, William L. Lathrop, Emil Carlsen, J Fancis Murphy)”, March 1-15.

References/Citations:
– The Grand Central Art Gallery, New York, NY, Exhibition Catalog, “Memorial Exhibition of Emil Carlsen, N. A. 1853-1932“, January 14-25, 1958, #6, not illustrated.
– Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH, Exhibition Catalog, “Sixth Exhibition of Contemporary American Painting”, June 11 – July 12, 1926, #?.
– “Pots and Pans or Studies In Still-Life Painting” by Arthur Edwin Bye, Princeton, NJ, 1921, pages 213-222, illustrated: B&W, insert between page 220-221.
– Scribner’s Magazine, New York, NY, “The Field of Art: Emil Carlsen” by Eliot Clark, December, 1919, page 767-770.
– The International Studio, “Emil Carlsen” by Duncan Phillips, June, 1917, Volume 61, Number 244, page 105-110, illustrated: B&W, page 107.
– Peter A. Juley & Son Collection, Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC, Image #JUL J0047785.

Related Works:
The Chocolate Pot, ca.1925  [same pot used for another composition]
White Bowl and Chocolate Pot, 1906  [same pot used for another composition]

ECA Notes:
– Waiting to confirm the Grand Central Art Gallery show of 1926.  Need exhibition Catalog.
– Need to check the catalogs of Feragil Gallery 1917 and Macbeth Gallery 1918 exhibitions.  Need more confirmation.

Price History:

 

Document Information

Digital-born Document Number:
ECA.2015.1611

Digital Document Provenance:
Original compiled and researched document by the Emil Carlsen Archives, 266 West 21st Street, Suite 4E, New York, NY 10011.

Document License:
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Image License:
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:
February 5, 2015

Last Update:
December 19, 2016

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