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Emil Carlsen : The sung bowl, ca.1918.

January 1, 1918
Emil Carlsen : The sung bowl, ca.1918,

ECA Record Control Number: 1749

Archives of American Art #: 63005780

Record Level: Item

Record Type: Movable Work

Work Title: The Sung Bowl

Alternate Work Titles:
ca.1968: The sung bowl  [from library photograph]
1973: Still life  [from museum exhibition catalog]
1923: Still life  [from auction catalog]

Work Date: ca.1918  [dated based on known example using same bowl & similar palette and technique]

Work Creator: Emil Carlsen [1848-1932]

Work Medium: Oil on canvas
Work Dimensions: 20 x 24 inches | 26-1/2 x 22 inches

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

Inscribed/Signed Back:
Unknown.

ECA Category: Still Life
ECA Sub-Category: Brown

Archives of American Art Subjects:
Ethnic
Ethnic — Chinese
Still Life
Still Life — Other
Still Life — Other — Container
Still Life — Other — Cookware
Still Life — Vegetable
Still Life — Vegetable — Onion

Description of Work:
“A cracked white china bowl, a gray earthen pot with long, thin spout, a rotund black bottle and a couple of onions, grouped together on a table are the simple elements in this composition, sympathetically and truthfully depicted.”  [Description from 1923 catalog]

Provenance/Ownership:
ca.1985 Private collection of [unknown] ;
ca.1978 ( Coe Kerr Gallery [1968-1993], 244 Madison Avenue, Suite 5440, New York, NY 10016 | 49 East 82nd Street, New York, NY  10028 ) ;
ca.1941 Private collection of [unknown], San Francisco, CA ;
1941 ( Sotheby’s [1744- ], 1334 York Avenue, New York 10021 ) ;
ca.1923 Private collection of [unknown], New York, NY ;
1923 ( John Levy Galleries [1865-1938], [1930-1938] 1 East 57th Street, New York, NY | [1920-1927] 559 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY ) ;
1923 ( American Art Association [1883-1964], [1922-1964] Madison Ave and 56th Street, New York, NY 10018 | [1883-1922] 6 East 23rd Street (South Madison Square), New York, NY 10010 ) ;
ca.1918 Emil Carlsen [1848-1932], the artist .

Exhibition History:
1985 Coe Kerr Gallery, New York, NY, “American Impressionism : an exhibition and sale of paintings, watercolors, pastels and drawings, November 7 to December 7, 1985“, November 7 – December 7.
1973 Tyler Texas Museum of Art, Tyler, TX, “Emil Carlsen still lifes”, March 4-28.
1941 Sotheby’s, New York, NY, “Sale #322“, December 4-5.
1923 American Art Association, New York, NY, “Very important and exceedingly valuable oil paintings by celebrated foreign and American masters and other valuable art property from the collection of the late P. A. Valentine of New York and other private sources“, March 7-9.

References/Citations:
– Frick Art Reference Library, New York, NY, Photograph, “The sung bowl“, Gift Coe Kerr Gallery, New York May 10, 1994.
– Coe Kerr Gallery, New York, NY, “American Impressionism : an exhibition and sale of paintings, watercolors, pastels and drawings, November 7 to December 7, 1985“, November 7 – December 7, 1985, #4, illustrated: color.
– Tyler Texas Museum of Art, Tyler, TX, “Emil Carlsen still lifes”, March 4-28, 1973, illustrated, shown as Still life.
– Sotheby’s, New York, NY, sale catalog, “Sale #322“, December 4-5, 1941, lot #96.
– American Art Association, Madison Square South, New York, NY, “Very important and exceedingly valuable oil paintings by celebrated foreign and American masters and other valuable art property from the collection of the late P. A. Valentine of New York and other private sources“, March 7-9, 1923, #16, illustrated: b&w.

Related Works:
Still life with garlic, ca.1908  [uses same bowl and similar palette and technique]
– White bowl and chocolate pot, 1906  [uses same bowl and similar palette and technique]

ECA Notes:
– Auction catalog describes the painting as “A cracked white china bowl, a gray earthen pot with long, thin spout, a rotund black bottle and a couple of onions, grouped together on a table are the simple elements in this composition, sympathetically and truthfully depicted.”

Price History:
1941 – ?
1923 – $725 USD [auction]

 

Document Information

Digital-born Document Number:
ECA.2014.1749

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 Update:
October 02, 2016


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