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Emil Carlsen : The golden calf, ca.1888.

January 1, 1888

 

 

 

 

 

 

ECA record control number: 1198

Archives of American Art #: 61507861

Record level: Item

Record type: Movable work

Work title: The golden calf

Alternate work titles:
ca.1937-1945 : The golden calf  [from verso label and front plaque] ;

Work date: 1888  [date based on similar palette and style]

Work creator: Emil Carlsen [1848-1932]

Work medium: Oil on canvas board | Oil on canvas | Oil on canvas mounted to board
Work dimensions: 9-1/4 x 8-1/4 inches [unframed] | 8-5/8 x 7-5/8 inches | 9-1/4 x 8-1/4 inches | 8-3/4 x 7-3/4 inches

Inscribed / signed front:
Location: At lower left.
Dated: No.
Text: ‘Emil. Carlsen-‘.

Verso:
Marking type: Front frame presentation plaque.
Location: Front lower middle frame.
Text: ‘”THE GOLDEN CALF” / EMIL CARLSEN, N.A.‘.

Marking type: Rectangular horizontal white label with red multi-line border with ink hand-written text likely from a gallery [torn].
Location: Verso upper left backing board.
Text: ‘4777 / 8 1/2 x 9 1/2 / “The Golden Calf” [in script] / Emile Carlsen [in script – not in the artist’s hand]’.

Marking type: Rectangular horizontal white label with red single thick line red border printed with gallery information [torn].
Location: Verso upper right backing board.
Text: ‘NEWHOUSE GALLERIES / INCORPORATED / PAINTINGS / 15 EAST 57TH ST. / NEW YORK 22. N. Y.’.

Marking type: Rectangular horizontal white label with red single thick line border printed with gallery information and with typed information [torn]. Laid over another label which is unreadable.
Location: Verso upper right backing board.
Text: ‘NO. 15015 / SIZE 9 1/2 x 8 1/2 [underline] / The Golden Calf [underline] / TITLE / Emil Carlsen [underline] / ARTIST / 1853 – 1932′.

ECA Category: Still Life
ECA Sub-Category: Orientalia

Archives of American Art Subjects:
Still Life
Still Life — Other
Still Life — Other — Orientalia
Ethnic
Ethnic — Chinese

Description of work:

Provenance / ownership:
2020 Private collection of Patrick Gilligan [b.1946- ] & Shelley Gilligan [b.1948- ], San Francisco, CA ;
2020 ( Skinner Auctioneers & Appraisers of Fine Art [1971- ], 274 Cedar Hill Street, Marlborough, MA 01752 ) ;
before 2020 Estate of [unknown], New York, NY ;
before 2020 Private collection of [unknown], New York, NY ;
1995 ( Skinner Auctioneers & Appraisers of Fine Art [1971- ], 274 Cedar Hill Street, Marlborough, MA 01752 ) ;
1992 ( Sotheby’s [1744- ], 1334 York Avenue, New York, NY 10021
1948 ( Sotheby’s [1744- ] (Parke-Bernet Galleries), 1334 York Avenue, New York, NY 10021 ) ;
ca.1937-1945 ( Newhouse Galleries [1878-1938, 1938-], 15 East 57th Street, New York, NY [date based on address of label] ) ;
after ca.1888 Private collection of [unknown] ;
ca.1888 Emil Carlsen [1848-1932], the artist .

Exhibition history:
2020 Skinner Auctioneers & Appraisers of Fine Art [1971- ], Marlborough, MA, “Fine paintings & sculpture – 3390B Marlborough”, May 31.
1995 Skinner Auctioneers & Appraisers of Fine Art [1971- ], Marlborough, MA, “Sale”, November 17.
1992 Sotheby’s [1744- ], New York, NY, “Sale”, March 11.
1948 Sotheby’s [1744- ] (Parke-Bernet Galleries), New York, NY, “Sale”, [unknown date].

References / citations:
– Skinner Auctioneers & Appraisers of Fine Art [1971- ], Marlborough, MA, online auction catalog, “Fine paintings & sculpture – 3390B Marlborough”, May 31, 2020, lot #336, illustrated : color.
Skinner Auctioneers & Appraisers of Fine Art [1971- ], Marlborough, MA, sale catalog, “Sale”, November 17, 1995, lot #160.
Sotheby’s [1744- ], New York, NY, sale catalog, “Sale”, March 11, 1992, lot #57A.
Sotheby’s [1744- ] (Parke-Bernet Galleries), New York, NY, sale catalog, “Sale”, 1948, No. 978, lot #77.

Related works:

ECA notes:
– Condition report : Retouch to upper left quadrant.  [2020]

Price history:
2020 – $1,063 USD  [auction] ;
1995 – [unsold]  [auction] ;
1992 – [unsold]  [auction] ;
1948 – [unknown]  [auction] ;

 

Document information

Document permalink:
http://emilcarlsen.org/work/?p=1198

Digital-born document number:
ECA.2014.1198

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:
Creative Commons Corporation  shareAlike (sa) license.  Some of the information contained within this document may hold further publication restrictions depending on final use.  It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine.

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 4, 2014

Last updated: July 17, 2020 at 16:36 pm


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