“Letter from Emil Carlsen to Edwin C. Shaw”, February 10, 1923
Feb. 10th, 1923
Mr. Edwin C. Shaw
My dear Mr. Shaw,
Among the pictures painted by me, and owned by you, you have two of the choicest canvases I have signed.
The “Open Sea” is undoubtedly my most successful Marine, and the “Rhages Jar”, a picture of very fine quality. Both of these Paintings are painted as well as I have ever done.
“Win [believe this was meant to say Weirs] Place at Windham” is also a carefully executed Landscape, good in harmoney, and thoroughly studied, finished direct from nature.
“Surf” is a study from nature, good in light and quite fine in color.
“Pots and Pigeons” and “Chrysanthemums” as both early work.
“All these pictures represents my painting in all stages, and I think you will not tire of any of these.
With kindest regards,