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Emil Carlsen : The picture from Thibet [sic], ca.1920.

January 1, 1920
Emil Carlsen : The picture from Thibet [sic], ca.1920.

ECA Record Control Number: 1775

Archives of American Art #: 08260403 [American Art Archives], JUL J0047799 [Digital Photo Archive]

Record Level: Item

Record Type: Movable Work

Work Title: The picture from Thibet [sic]

Alternate Work Titles:
1921: The picture from Thibet [sic]  [from exhibition catalog]

Work Date: ca.1920  [date from museum website.]

Work Creator: Emil Carlsen [1848-1932]

Work Medium: Oil on canvas
Work Dimensions: 38-3/16 x 27-1/8 inches

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

Verso: unknown.

ECA Category: Still Life
ECA Sub-Category: Asian

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

Description of Work:

Provenance/Ownership:
2014 ( National Gallery Of Art [1937- ], 6th & Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC 20565  (accession# 2014.136.63) ) .
1941 ( Corcoran Gallery of Art [1869-2014], 500 17th St NW, Washington, DC 20006  (accession #1941.?) ) ;
1931  Private collection of Alice Maury Parmelee [1855-1931], Washington, DC ;
1926  Private collection of James Parmelee [1855-1931] & Alice Maury Parmelee [1855-1931], Washington, DC ;
1921 ( 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 in New York ) ;
ca. 1920 Emil Carlsen [1848-1932], the artist .

Exhibition History:
2008 Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, “The American Evolution: A History through Art”, 2008.
2005-2007 Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, “Encouraging American Genius: Master Paintings from the Corcoran Gallery of Art”; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX; Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, NY; Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, NC; John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, FL.
1999 Vance Jordan Fine Art, New York, NY, “Quiet Magic: The Still-Life Paintings of Emil Carlsen“, October 28 – December 10.
1998 The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, “The Biennial Exhibitions: The First Sixty Years from 1907 to 1967”.
1940 The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, “Art in Washington”, December.
1926 “The Tenth Exhibition of Contemporary American Oil Paintings” by James Parmelee, Washington, DC
1923 The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, “The Painting of Emil Carlsen“, April 3-29.
1923 The Art Club of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, “Exhibition of Oil Paintings by Lilian Westcott Hale, Emil Carlsen, and Charles H. Davis“, February 24 – March 18.
1922  City Art Museum,  Saint Louis, MO, “Seventeenth Annual Exhibition of Paintings by American Artists”.
1922 Cincinnati Museum, Cincinnati, OH, “The Twenty-Ninth Annual Exhibition of American Art“, May 27 – July 31.
1922  Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA, “One-hundred-and-seventeenth Annual Exhibition of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts”.
1921 The MacBeth Gallery (Carlsen’s representation), New York, NY, “Recent Painting by Emil Carlsen“, February 12.

References/Citations:
– Corcoran Gallery of Art: American Paintings to 1945 by Randall McLean and edited Sarah Cash, Washington, DC, Corcoran Gallery of Art in association with Hudson Hills Press, 2011, pages 224-225, illustrated: color on page 280.
Soren Emil Carlsen: The Hammershoi of Manhattan by Kim Lykke Jensen, Narayana Press, Gylling, Denmark, 2008, illustrated: color, page 71, figure 53.
American Treasures of the Corcoran Gallery of Art by Sarah Cash with Terri Sultan, Abbeville Press, New York, NY, 2000, page 155, illustrated on page 155.
– Vance Jordan Fine Art, New York, NY, Exhibition Catalog, “Quiet Magic: The Still-Life Paintings of Emil Carlsen“, October 28 – December 10, 1999, #40.
– Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, Exhibition Catalog, “The Forty-fifth Biennial: The Corcoran Collects, 1907–1998” by Jack Cowart, Linda Crocker Simmons and Terrie Sultan, 1998, page 27, 32, 107, illustrated: color on page 32.
– House and Garden Magazine, New York, NY, “Vice-President and Mrs. Bush at Home in Washington” by Charlotte Curtis, December, 1985, issue 157, number 12, page 132, illustrated: color on page 133.
A Catalogue of the Collection of American Paintings in the Corcoran Gallery of Art; volume 2 by the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1973, page 16.
A Catalogue of the Collection of American Paintings in the Corcoran Gallery of Art by Dorothy W. Phillips, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1973, volume 2, page 16.
– Washington Post, Washington, DC, “Art in Washington: The Corcoran Gallery of Art” by Alice Graeme, December 29, 1940, section 6, page 7.
– Washington Post, Washington, DC, “Parmelee Portraits on Exhibition”, September 1, 1940, section A, page 13.
– Emil Carlsen to C. Powell Minnigerode, 5 June 1926, Office of the Director/Correspondence, C. Powell Minnigerode Records, 1915–46, CGA Archives
– Emil Carlsen to C. Powell Minnigerode, 10 May 1926, Office of the Director/Correspondence, C. Powell Minnigerode Records, 1915–46, CGA Archives
– Powell Minnigerode Records, 1915–46, CGA Archives
– Emil Carlsen to C. Powell Minnigerode, 3 April 1926, Office of the Director/Correspondence, C.
– Connoisseur, New York, NY, “Washington”, June 24, 1926.
– Emil Carlsen to William Macbeth, 17 June 1925, Macbeth Gallery Records, reel NMc31, frame 888, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
– Emil Carlsen to William Macbeth, 1 June 1925, Macbeth Gallery Records, reel NMc31, frame 887, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
– William Macbeth to Emil Carlsen, 14 November 1924, Macbeth Gallery Records, reel NMc31, frame 885, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
– Emil Carlsen to William Macbeth, 5 May 1924, Macbeth Gallery Records, reel NMc31, frame 874, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
– New York Times, New York, NY, “The World of Art: Some of the National Academy Pictures”, November 25, 1923, magazine section, page 11.
– Pittsburgh Sunday Post, Pittsburgh, PA, “Art Society Summer Show Plans Progressing. Carlsen has Exhibition”, July 1, 1923, section 6, page 4.
– The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, Exhibition Catalog, “The Painting of Emil Carlsen“, April 3-29, 1923, #10, not illustrated.
– The Art Club of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, Exhibition Catalog, “Exhibition of Oil Paintings by Lilian Westcott Hale, Emil Carlsen, and Charles H. Davis“, February 24 – March 18, 1923, #13, not illustrated.
– Emil Carlsen to William Macbeth, 27 October 1922, Macbeth Gallery Records, reel NMc31, frames 868–69, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
– William Macbeth to Emil Carlsen, 24 October 1922, Macbeth Gallery Records, reel NMc31, frame 865, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
– Cincinnati Museum, Cincinnati, OH, Exhibition Catalog, “The Twenty-Ninth Annual Exhibition of American Art“, May 27 – July 31, 1922, #34, not illustrated.
– William Macbeth to Emil Carlsen, 8 May 1922, Macbeth Gallery Records, reel NMc31, frame 845, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
– Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA, Exhibition Catalog, “Catalogue of the One-hundred-and-seventeenth Annual Exhibition of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts”, 1922, illustrated: b&w on page 53.
– City Art Museum,  Saint Louis, MO, Exhibition Catalog, “Seventeenth Annual Exhibition of Paintings by American Artists”, 1922, illustrated: b&w.
– International Studio, New York, NY, “Second Thoughts”, August, 1921, issue 74, number 293, illustrated: b&w on page 4.
– Arts and Decoration, New York, NY, “Among the Galleries in New York”, March, 1921, issue 14, number 5, page 360, illustrated: b&w on page 360.
– New York Times, New York, NY, “Art: Exhibitions of Paintings”, February 20, 1921, section 6, page 7.
– American Art News, New York, NY, “Emil Carlsen at MacBeth’s”, February 12, 1921, issue 19, number 18, page 7.
– New York American, New York, NY, “Beauty Ideal of Carlsen Paintings” by Peyton Boswell, February 13, 1921, reel NMc2, frame 596, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
– New-York Tribune, New York, NY, “Old Works by Jongkind And New Ones by Carlsen“, Sunday, February 13, 1921, page 7, not illustrated.
– Macbeth Gallery, New York, NY, Exhibition Catalog, “Recent Paintings by Emil Carlsen N.A.“, February 9-28, 1921, illustrated: b&w.
– Peter A. Juley & Son Collection, Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC, Image #JUL J0047799.

Related Works:
The Sung Jar, 1930  [same still life items and backdrop but different color palette.]

ECA Notes:

– New-York Tribune, New York, NY, “Old Works by Jongkind And New Ones by Carlsen“, Sunday, February 13, 1921, page 7, not illustrated.
…”Inevitably, as he has gone on with still life, he has made his paintings of it more complex in the harmonization of values. The Picture From Tibet, with its richly decorative background, is an illustration of his later tendency. The web of rose, ivory and gold in it is a lovely one. Yet we are not sure that Mr. Carlsen is altogether well advised in these more subtle excursions of his. He was nearer to Chardin, in the old days, when his color schemes were simpler and broader; and we think, too, there was a more authoritative touch in his handling of them. The present studies seem a shade over wrought, to be a little too “precious,” and in their extreme refinement to have lost some valuable elements of strength.”…

– Arts & Decoration, New York, NY, “Among the Galleries in New York”, Volume 14, Number 5, March, 1921, illustrated: b&w on page 360
…”And in the February exhibition of fifteen recent paintings at the Macbeth Gallery, he again proved the positive of the age-old controversy as to whether or not a still-life can be interesting. The Picture from Thibet and The Moonstone are far more interesting than the too-usual genre and the unnecessary type of portrait.”…

Price History:
1923 – $6,000 USD. [worth $83,519.65 in 2014]

 

Document Information

Digital-born Document Number:
ECA.2014.1775

Digital Document Provenance:
Original compiled and researched document by the Emil Carlsen Archives, 266 West 21st Street, Suite 4E, New York, NY 10011.

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Record Birth Date:
February 4, 2014

Last Update:
November 15, 2016


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