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Emil Carlsen : The wild swan, 1902.

January 1, 1902
Emil Carlsen The Wild Swan, 1902

ECA Record Control Number: 2193

Archives of American Art #: 36270123

Record Level: Item

Record Type: Movable Work

Work Title: The Wild Swan

Alternate Work Titles:
1905: The Wild Swan  [from exhibition catalog]

Work Date: 1902

Work Creator: Emil Carlsen [1848-1932]

Work Medium: Oil on canvas
Work Dimensions: 48-1/4 x 58 inches

Inscribed/Signed Front:
Location: At lower left.
Dated: Yes.
Text: ‘Emil. Carlsen. 1902.’.

Verso: unknown.

ECA Category: Still Life
ECA Sub-Category: Game

Archives of American Art Subjects:
Animal
Animal — Bird
Animal — Bird — Swan
Still Life
Still Life — Game
Still Life — Game — Bird
Still Life — Other
Still Life — Other — Cookware

Description of Work:
The Wild Swan is one of several, generally smaller, still lifes Carlsen executed on the theme of a swan or goose and a copper pot. The thinly painted canvas includes many features typical of his still life compositions: a commonplace metallic kitchen pot, something that hypothetically, at least, is the raw material of a meal, an unspecified background with an ambiguous juncture of horizontal and vertical planes, and a dull, silvery tonality which creates the impression of illumination by moonlight.” [from National Academy collection description online]

Provenance/Ownership:
1905 ( National Academy Museum and School [1825- ], 1083 5th Ave, New York, NY 10128 (Accession #194-P) ) ;
1902 Emil Carlsen [1848-1932], the artist .

Exhibition History:
1989-1992 National Academy of Design, New York, NY, “An American Collection: Paintings and Sculpture from the National Academy of Design (Traveling Exhibit)”, April 14 – June 30, 1989; Cheekwood Fine Arts Center, Nashville, TN, October 7, 1989 – January 7, 1990; North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC, March 4 – April 24, 1990; Emory University Museum, Atlanta, GA, May 30 – July 15, 1990; Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, CA, August 15 – October 31, 1990; Terra Museum of American Art, Chicago, IL, May 18 – July 14, 1991; Washington University Gallery of Art, Saint Louis, MO, September 6 – November 3, 1991; Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO, November 1991 – January 1992.
1961 Cummer Gallery of Art, Jacksonville, FL, “The American Tradition in Painting”, November 10-December 31.
1944 Century Association, New York, NY, April 12 – May 15.
1942 Jersey City Museum, Jersey City, NJ, “10th Annual Exhibition“, May 8 – 29.
1942 National Academy of Design, New York, NY, “Special Exhibition: Our Heritage”, April 8 – May 16.
1939 National Academy of Design, New York, NY, “Special Exhibition: The Past 100 Years“, May 8 – July 25.
1907 Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA, “One Hundred Second Annual Exhibition of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts“, January 21 – February 24.
1906 National Academy of Design, New York, NY, (Elected Full Member based on this painting)
1905 Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, “Eighteen Annual Exhibition of Oil Paintings and Sculpture by American Artists“, October 19 – November 26.
1905 Cincinnati Museum, Cincinnati, OH, “Twelfth  Annual Exhibition of American Art at the Museum in Eden Park“, May 18 – July 17.

References/Citations:
– Dearinger, David B., ed., “Paintings and Sculpture in the Collection of the National Academy of Design, Volume I, 1826-1925,” New York, NY: Hudson Hills Press, (National Academy of Design), 2004, pg. 87. Illustration: Dearinger, David B., ed., “Paintings and Sculpture in the Collection of the National Academy of Design, Volume I, 1826-1925,” New York, NY: Hudson Hills Press, (National Academy of Design), 2004, pg. 87.
– National Academy of Design, New York, NY, Exhibition Catalog, “An American Collection: Paintings and Sculpture from the National Academy of Design (Traveling Exhibit)”, April 14 – June 30, 1989; Cheekwood Fine Arts Center, Nashville, TN, October 7, 1989 – January 7, 1990; North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC, March 4 – April 24, 1990; Emory University Museum, Atlanta, GA, May 30 – July 15, 1990; Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, CA, August 15 – October 31, 1990; Terra Museum of American Art, Chicago, IL, May 18 – July 14, 1991; Washington University Gallery of Art, Saint Louis, MO, September 6 – November 3, 1991; Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO, November 1991 – January 1992.
– Cummer Gallery of Art, Jacksonville, FL, Exhibition Catalog, “The American Tradition in Painting”, November 10-December 31, 1961.
– “Loan List for Cummer Gallery of Art Exhibition, 1961” provided by National Academy of Art, New York, NY.
– Century Association, New York, NY, Exhibition Catalog, April 12 – May 15, 1944.
– Jersey City Museum, Jersey City, NJ, Exhibition Catalog, “10th Annual Exhibition”, May 8 – 29, 1942.
– “Loan List for Jersey City Museum, Jersey City, Tenth Annual Exhibition” provided by National Academy of Design, New York, NY, May 8, 1942.
– National Academy of Design, New York, NY, Exhibition Catalog, “Special Exhibition: Our Heritage”, April 8 – May 16, 1942, #196.
– The Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Brooklyn, NY, “At the Art Galleries“, May 14, 1939, page 38.
– National Academy of Design, New York, NY, Exhibition Catalog, “Special Exhibition: The Past 100 Years“, May 8 – July 25, 1939, #164.
– “Biographical Paper on Emil Carlsen” supplied by National Academy of Design, New York, NY, c1990 (is this the book below?)
– Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA, Exhibition Catalog, “One Hundred Second Annual Exhibition of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts“, January 21 – February 24, 1907, #213, not illustrated.
– Brush and Pencil, Vol. 16, No. 6, December, 1905, “Eighteenth Annual Fine Art Exhibition in Chicago”, pgs. 205-208, 210-212.
– The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, “Eighteen Annual Exhibition of Oil Paintings and Sculpture by American Artists“, October 19 – November 26, 1905, #56, not illustrated.
– Cincinnati Museum, Cincinnati, OH, Exhibition Catalog, “Twelfth Annual Exhibition of American Art at the Museum in Eden Park“, May 18 – July 17, 1905, #244, not illustrated.

Related Works:

ECA Notes:

The Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Brooklyn, NY, “At the Art Galleries“, May 14, 1939, page 38
“Emil Carlsen’s preciously painted still-life of a swan cannot pass unnoticed…”

Price History:
1942 – $3,000 USD (insurance value) ($43,699.33 in 2014)

 

Document Information

Digital-born Document Number:
ECA.2016.2193

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:
July 31, 2016

Last Update:
November 29, 2016

 


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