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Emil Carlsen : The mandarin’s necklace, 1915.

January 1, 1915
Emil Carlsen : The mandarin's necklace, 1915.

ECA Record Control Number: 1843

Archives of American Art #: JUL J0047777  [digital photo archive]

Record Level: Item

Record Type: Movable Work

Work Title: The mandarin’s necklace

Alternate Work Titles:
2014: The mandarin’s necklace  [ECA refers to the painting with from its original name]
1999: Mandarin beads  [from exhibition catalog essay]
1921: The mandarin beads  [from book]
1916: The maindarin’s necklace  [from exhibition catalog]

Work Date: 1915  [dated based on first time it was shown and known example with similar background from 1916.]

Work Creator: Emil Carlsen [1848-1932]

Work Medium: Oil on canvas
Work Dimensions: 27-1/4 x 15-1/4 inches

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

Verso:
Marking Type: Label
Location: Back of painting
Text: ‘Paintings by American Artists Macbeth Gallery 450 Fifth Avenue New York’.

ECA Category: Still Life
ECA Sub-Category: Asian

Archives of American Art Subjects:
Dress
Dress — Accessory
Dress — Accessory — Jewelry
Still Life
Still Life — Flower
Still Life — Other
Still Life — Other — Orientalia
Still Life — Other — Vase
Ethnic
Ethnic — Chinese

Description of Work:
“…there is a singular and beautiful work by Mr. Carlsen. It is sigular because it differs from his usual subjects. The Mandarin’s Necklace is its title-just a necklace and also a “still-life.” And yet there is a Mandarin behind the necklace, but the artist has, in a hesitant way tried out “color and form” in the figure, as the modernists phrase it. On the pallid figure of the Celestial the necklace shines out like a jewel in color, with its beads in brown and blue…”
Citation: The Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Brooklyn, NY, “The World of Art“, January 26, 1916, Page 8

Provenance/Ownership:
ca.1990s Private collection of Christopher B. Mailman [1966- ] and Simone M. (Mittelstadt) Mailman [1968- ], New York, NY ;
after 1975 (probably ca.1990s) ( A. J. Kollar Fine Paintings, LLC [1975- ], 1421 East Aloha St., Seattle, WA 98112 ) ;
ca.1965 Private collection of [unknown] ;
ca.1916 Private collection of Robert J. Handley, Esquire [1881-1965], New York, NY ;
1916 ( 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 ) ;
1915 Emil Carlsen [1848-1932], the artist .

Exhibition History:
1921 The Macbeth Galleries, New York, NY, “Opening Exhibition: Season 1921-1922”, October 11-20.
1916 The Macbeth Gallery, New York, NY, “Paintings by Emil Carlsen, Helen M. Turner, Daniel Garber“, January 19 – February 1.

References/Citations:
– Owner confirmed to emilcarlsen.org & emilcarlsen.org photographed.
– Vance Jordan Fine Art, New York, NY, “Quiet Magic: The Still-Life Paintings of Emil Carlsen”, October 28 – December 10, 1999, figure 40, illustrated: b&w.
– California Art Research, Volume Four, Abstract from WPA Project 2874 (O.P. 65-3-3632), San Francisco, CA, January, 1937, page 51.
– “Pots and Pans or Studies In Still-Life Painting” by Arthur Edwin Bye, Princeton, NJ, 1921, pages 213-222, illustrated: B&W book frontispiece.
– The Macbeth Galleries, New York, NY, Exhibition Catalog, “Opening Exhibition: Season 1921-1922”, October 11-20, 1921, #1 as Mandarin Necklace, not illustrated.
– The Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Brooklyn, NY,  “The World of Art“, January 26, 1916, Page 8.
– The Macbeth Gallery, New York, NY, “Paintings by Emil Carlsen, Helen M. Turner, Daniel Garber“, January 19 – February 1, 1916, #4 (as The Mandarin’s Necklace).
– Peter A. Juley & Son Collection, Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC, Image #JUL J0047777.

Related Works:
Roman Glass, ca.1916  [similar background, palette, technique and subject matter.]

ECA Notes:
– The tapestry is Medieval French
– The beads are Chinese

The Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Brooklyn, NY, “The World of Art“, January 26, 1916, Page 8
“…there is a singular and beautiful work by Mr. Carlsen. It is sigular because it differs from his usual subjects. The Mandarin’s Necklace is its title-just a necklace and also a “still-life.” And yet there is a Mandarin behind the necklace, but the artist has, in a hesitant way tried out “color and form” in the figure, as the modernists phrase it. On the pallid figure of the Celestial the necklace shines out like a jewel in color, with its beads in brown and blue…”

Price History:

 

Document Information

Digital-born Document Number:
ECA.2015.1843

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:
January 20, 2015

Last Update:
 January 3, 2017

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