Emil Carlsen : The open sea, ca.1919.
The Open Sea, ca.1919
Emil Carlsen [1848-1932]
Oil on canvas
40 x 50 inches
Signed: At lower left. ‘Emil. Carlsen.’.
Archives of American Art #: 89550015 / 17860106?
ca.1985 Vose Galleries of Boston, 238 Newbury St., Boston, MA 02116
xxxx Collection of Mr. & Mrs. Richard Pfeil
ca.1919 Emil Carlsen [1848-1932], the artist .
1985 Vose Galleries of Boston, Boston, MA, “On View“, June.
1919 Buffalo Fine Arts Academy, Albright Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY, “Thirteenth Annual Exhibition of Selected Paintings by American Artists”, x, x-x.
1919 National Academy of Design, New York, NY, “94th Annual Exhibition”, December 13, 1918 – January 11, 1919.
– Gerdts, William H., “Masterworks of American Impressionism from the Pfeil Collection,” Alexandria, Va.: Art Services International, 1992, no. 17. Illustration: Gerdts, William H., “Masterworks of American Impressionism from the Pfeil Collection,” Alexandria, Va.: Art Services International, 1992, pg. 82.
– Owner, Mr. & Mrs. Richard Pfeil
– “Emil Carlsen Ad for Vose Galleries of Boston“, Art + Auction, June, 1985, illustrated: color.
– Academy Notes, Buffalo Fine Arts Academy, Albright Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY, “Thirteenth Annual Exhibition of Selected Paintings by American Arts at the Albright Art Gallery“, January – October, 1919, Volume 14, page index, 93, 102, illustrated: b&w on page 102.
– Ad provided by Amon Carter Center, Fort Worth, TX.
– The American Magazine, ”The Ninety-Fourth Annual Exhibition of the National Academy of Design” by Maria Oakey Dewing”, Volume 10, Number 8, June, 1919.
“This exhibition boasted a beautiful sea piece by Emil Carlsen, “The Open Sea.” Here we had the freshness and color and lovely surface that with his peculiarly personal charm Mr. Carlsen is sure to give us. This is something else he gives us never quite tangible or expressable-is it perhaps poetry-all in the legitimate language of art, as I am not willing to say of some kinds of technique where the paint is in high relief. Gerome called it “Peinture pour les aveugles.”