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Emil Carlsen : Woodland scene, ca.1920.

January 1, 1920
Emil Carlsen : Woodland scene, ca.1920.

ECA Record Control Number: 3042

Archives of American Art #: -none-

Record Level: Item

Record Type: Movable Work

Work Title: Woodland scene

Alternate Work Titles:
1921: Woodland Scene [based on exhibition catalog]

Work Date: ca.1920  [date based on palette and technique]

Work Creator: Emil Carlsen [1848-1932]

Work Medium: Oil on canvas
Work Dimensions: 20 x 17 inches

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

Verso: unknown

ECA Category: Landscape
ECA Sub-Category: Forest

Archives of American Art Subjects:
Landscape — Forest

Description of Work:

1999 ( Mattatuck Museum [1877- ], 144 W Main St, Waterbury, CT 06702 (Accession #99.25.8) ) ;
ca.1958 Private collection of Seymour R. Cohen [1916-2007] & Mildred Thaler Cohen [1921-2012], Los Angeles, CA ;
ca.1958 ( Grand Central Galleries [1923-1966], 24 West 57th Street, New York, NY ) ;
before 1966 Estate of Dines Carlsen [1901-1966], Falls Village, CT, the artist’s son
1932 Luella Ruby May Carlsen [c.1869-before 1966], New York, NY, the artist’s wife
1921 ( The Macbeth Gallery [1892-1953], 450 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY ) ;
ca.1920 Emil Carlsen [1848-1932], the artist .

Exhibition History:
1921 Macbeth Gallery, New York, NY, “Recent Paintings by Emil Carlsen N.A.”, February 9-28.

– “Collection Information provided by the Mattatuck Museum [1877- ]”, Waterbury, CT, August 28, 2016.
– “Excerpt from an interview with Mildred Thaler Cohen provided by the Mattatuck Museum [1877- ], January 27, 2000”, Waterbury, CT, August 28, 2016.
– Macbeth Gallery, New York, NY, Exhibition Catalog, “Recent Paintings by Emil Carlsen N.A.”, February 9-28, 1921, #15, not illustrated.

Related Works:

ECA Notes:

– “Collection Information provided by the Mattatuck Museum [1877- ]”, Waterbury, CT, August 28, 2016.
…”Woodland Scene: Like many of the paintings of his friend J. Alden Weir, Carlsen painted impressionist landscapes with a soft, generalized light and cool range of color. Carlsen brought a sense of geometric shapes to his landscape compositions and a dry surface that were distinctly his own. His cool Serene Woodland interiors suggest Soft, filtered light and careful draughtsmanship.

This painting is similar to Wood Interior, painted in 1921 in Falls Village, (Brett Mitchell Collection, Cleveland Ohio) reproduced in Connecticut and American Impressionism, University of Connecticut, 1980.

Provenance: The donor purchased this painting at Grand Central Art Galleries, New York. -A.Y.S.”

– “Excerpt from an interview with Mildred Thaler Cohen provided by the Mattatuck Museum [1877- ], January 27, 2000”, Waterbury, CT, August 28, 2016.
…”We started collecting with the guidance of dealers in New York, especially Sloan and Roman, the gallery run by Robert Sloan, the artist. Our first acquisition was the Appian Way by George Inness. We bought many paintings from Sloan and Roman over the years, and also at the exhibits at Kennedy Galleries, where Milton Esterow met us and showed us the paintings they had acquired. Some of the paintings, such as the Emil Carlsen, came from Grand Central Galleries in New York.”…

– We believe this to be in the Macbeth Gallery show based on date, style, and listed size of the work in the catalog.

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March 1, 2014

Last Update:
April 27, 2017


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