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Emil Carlsen : The Constitution, 1881.

January 1, 1881
Emil Carlsen : The Constitution, 1881.

ECA record control number: 7854

Archives of American Art #: -none-

Record level: Item

Record type: Movable work

Work title: The Constitution

Alternate work titles:
1977 : The Constitution  [from exhibition catalog]

Work date: 1881  [from artist’s son notes]

Work creator: Emil Carlsen [1848-1932]

Work medium: Oil on canvas
Work dimensions: 16 x 20 inches

Inscribed / signed front: Unknown.

Verso: Unknown.

ECA category: Waterscape
ECA sub-category: Ships

Archives of American Art subjects:
Architecture — Boat
Waterscape — Boat
Waterscape — Coast

Description of work:

Provenance / ownership:
1920 Private collection of [unknown] Russell [?-?], Boston?, MA? ;
1920 ( Plaza auctions?, New York, NY ) ;
1881 Emil Carlsen [1848-1932], the artist .

Exhibition history:
1977 Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, Loretto, PA, “Pere et fils: Art of Emil and Dines Carlsen“, August 20 – October 23.
1920  Plaza auctions?, New York, NY, “Auction”, February 6.

References / citations:
– Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, Loretto, PA, exhibition catalog, “Pere et fils: Art of Emil and Dines Carlsen“, August 20 – October 23, 1977, #14, not illustrated.
– “Archive of Works by Emil Carlsen Compiled by Dines Carlsen”, 24 pages, hand-drawn sketches and notes probably by Dines, provided by Linda Hay, c1960, page 1.
– American Art Annual, New York, NY, “Auction sales”, 1920, volume 67, page ?, not illustrated.

Related works:

ECA notes:
– Painted in Boston, MA in 1881 for the retirement of the ship “The Constitution” in 1881.

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Record birth date:
January 5, 2015

Last updated: September 4, 2018 at 12:06 pm


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