Emil Carlsen : The golden background, ca.1919.
ECA Record Control Number: 1781
Archives of American Art #: 83940022 [American Art Archives], JUL J0047780 [Digital Photo Archive]
Record Level: Item
Record Type: Movable Work
Work Title: The golden background
Alternate Work Titles:
2016: The golden background [ECA is using its earliest title name reference for clarity due to other similar titled works]
1999: Blue and gold (Still life with Chinese Porcelain) [from exhibition catalog]
1998: Still life with chinese porcelain [from online auction catalog]
1922: The golden background [from article caption]
Work Date: ca.1919 [date based on date of Ferargil exhibitions & Ferargil image notation, palette, and painting style]
Work Creator: Emil Carlsen [1848-1932]
Work Medium: Oil on canvas laid on board
Work Dimensions: 20 x 16 inches
Location: At lower left.
Text: ‘Emil. Carlsen.’.
Description of Work:
Vertical composition of a Asian white and blue porcelain footed bowl with dark blue rim band, tall white ceramic vase with raised Asian decorative mark, blue ceramic ginger jar with white cherry blossom pattern on stand with black lid. In the foreground is a blue ceramic ginger jar with white cherry blossom pattern on stand with black lid at the right. A dried flower and a few fallen small pedals sit in front of the blue ginger jar. In the painting middle ground is a white and blue porcelain footed bowl with dark blue rim band at the far left of the canvas. A dried flower with stem sits in front of the bowl pointing right and toward the center of the painting. Also in the middle ground is a tall white ceramic vase with raised Asian decorative mark. Two long stem dried flowers are in the vase leaning right. The painting horizon begins about one-quarter up from the bottom left and fades off about two quarters up from the bottom on the right. The background and ground the items sit on is a non-descript golden brushy yellow color. [ECA]
1998 Private collection of Marjorie N. Beard [?-?], New York, NY .
1998 ( Sotheby’s [1744- ], 1334 York Avenue, New York, NY 10021 ) ;
1984 Private collection of Frederick Robinson Koch [1933- ], New York, NY ;
1984 ( Sotheby’s [1744- ], 1334 York Avenue, New York, NY 10021 ) ;
ca.1922 unknown .
ca.1919 ( 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.1919 Emil Carlsen [1848-1932], the artist .
1999 Vance Jordan Fine Art, New York, NY, “Quiet Magic: The Still-Life Paintings of Emil Carlsen“, October 28 – December 10.
1998 Sotheby’s [1744- ], New York, NY, “Sale”, May 20.
1984 Sotheby’s [1744- ], New York, NY, “Sale”, October 26.
– “Soren Emil Carlsen: The Hammershoi of Manhattan” by Kim Lykke Jensen, Narayana Press, Gylling, Denmark, 2008, illustrated: color, page 70, figure 52.
– Vance Jordan Fine Art, New York, NY, Exhibition Catalog, “Quiet Magic: The Still-Life Paintings of Emil Carlsen“, October 28 – December 10, 1999, #28.
– Sotheby’s, New York, NY, Sale Cat., May 20, 1998, Lot #32A
– Sotheby’s, New York, NY, Sale Cat., October 26, 1984, lot #191, illustrated in color and on the cover)
– W.P.A. Project 2871, OP 65-3-3632: Abstract from California Art Research edited by Gene Haily, Volume 5, 1937, page 0512-60, not illustrated.
– The International Studio, “Emil Carlsen – Painter, Teacher” by F. Newlin Price, July, 1922, Volume 75, Number 302, pg. 300-308, illustrated: B&W, pg. 304.
– Peter A. Juley & Son Collection, Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC, Image #JUL J0047780.
– Blue, White, and Gold, ca.1915 [this is an earlier version of a similar composition]
– Could this be Sugar Bowl and Vases that was shown in 1935 at Macbeth Gallery and owned by Macbeth (in his personal collection)?
– This is a variation of the painting Blue, White, and Gold, ca.1915.
1998 – $112,500 USD
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Record Birth Date:
November 15, 2014
November 15, 2016