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Emil Carlsen : The open sea, ca.1912.

January 1, 1912
Emil Carlsen : The open sea, ca.1912.

ECA Record Control Number: 3436

Archives of American Art #: JUL J0046807  [digital photo archive]

Record Level: Item

Record Type: Movable Work

Work Title: The Open Sea

Alternate Work Titles:
1914: The Open Sea  [from museum bulletin.]

Work Date: ca.1912  [dated base on known possession of the artist’s gallery.]

Work Creator: Emil Carlsen [1848-1932]

Work Medium: Oil on canvas
Work Dimensions: ? x ? inches

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

Verso: unknown

ECA Category: Waterscapes
ECA Sub-Category: Rough Seas

Archives of American Art Subjects:
Waterscape
Waterscape — Sea

Description of Work:
“The consummate workmanship of Emil Carlsen in covering a canvas with pigments give the illusion of appealing to more senses than the sense of vision. The delicious handling of color and the creamy texture of his paint seem to tickle the palate and to please the finger tips. The Open Sea is the sea at its most alluring. A fair breeze gives the water vivacity without making it threaten. It seems friendly, with its subtle endless shifting of blues and pale greens, one’s face welcomes the dash of the spray from the crest of such a wave.”…
Handbook of the Minneapolis Institute of Arts by the Minneapolis Institute of Art, 1917, illustrated: b&w on page 86.

Provenance/Ownership:
1914 ( Minneapolis Institute of Art [1883- ], 2400 3rd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55404, Martin B. Koon Memorial Collection ) ;
1912 Private collection of Martin B. Koon [1841-1912], Minneapolis, MN ;
1912 ( 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.1912 Emil Carlsen [1848-1932], the artist .

Exhibition History:
1922 The Dallas Art Association, Dallas, TX, “Third Annual Exhibition: American Art From The Days Of The Colonists To Now“, November 16–30.

References/Citations:
– “Emil Carlsen (1853-1932) As Landscape Painter: A Chronological Introduction to Some of the Major Works and Their Critical Reception” by Valerie Leeds, Spring, 1997.
– The Dallas Art Association, Dallas, TX, Exhibition Catalog, “Third Annual Exhibition: American Art From The Days Of The Colonists To Now“, November 16–30, 1922, #94, not illustrated.
Handbook of the Minneapolis Institute of Arts by the Minneapolis Institute of Art, 1917, illustrated: b&w on page 86.
– Scribner’s Magazine, New York, NY, “The Field of Art: Emil Carlsen” by Eliot Clark, December, 1919, page 767-770, illustrated: B&W, page 768.
– Bulletin of the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MN, “List of accessions : July, 1914 – January, 1915“, volume 4, number 1-2, January – February, 1915, page 23, not illustrated.
– Bulletin of the Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis, MN, “The Martin B. Koon Memorial Collection“, volumes 3-9, page 16, 1914, not illustrated.
– Peter A. Juley & Son Collection, Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC, Image #JUL J0046807.

Related Works:

ECA Notes:
Handbook of the Minneapolis Institute of Arts by the Minneapolis Institute of Art, 1917, illustrated: b&w on page 86.
The Open Sea
Emil Carlsen, 1853
The consummate workmanship of Emil Carlsen in covering a canvas with pigments give the illusion of appealing to more senses than the sense of vision. The delicious handling of color and the creamy texture of his paint seem to tickle the palate and to please the finger tips. The Open Sea is the sea at its most alluring. A fair breeze gives the water vivacity without making it threaten. It seems friendly, with its subtle endless shifting of blues and pale greens, one’s face welcomes the dash of the spray from the crest of such a wave.”…

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Digital-born Document Number:
ECA.2017.3436

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:
May 14, 2014

Last Update:
February 5, 2017


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