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    EMIL CARLSEN (American 1853-1932)
    Through the Woods, Falls Village, CT
    Oil on canvas laid down on masonite
    44.5in. x 39in.
    Signed lower right

    Born and initially trained as an architect in Denmark, Emil Carlsen was a distinguished American painter known for his still lifes and impressionistic landscapes. A primarily self-taught artist who immigrated to Chicago in 1882, he returned to Europe, training in Paris and studying the Old Masters. He was an instructor at the Chicago Academy of Design in the mid 1880s and director of the California School of Design in San Francisco from 1887 to 1891. Carlsen returned to New York where he established himself as a successful still-life painter. He was also a renowned instructor, teaching at the National Academy of Design in New York (1906-1909) and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia (1912-1918).

    In 1905, Carlsen settled permanently in Falls Village, Connecticut, which provided him with superb subject matter for his landscape paintings. With its soft light, cool color palette, and loose brushwork, Through the Woods, Falls Village, CT is characteristic of Carlsen's mature landscapes. It also has a distinguished provenance, as it was once owned by the Dealey Family (founders of the Dallas Morning News).

    Provenance: Mr. and Mrs. Dealey, Dallas, TX
    by descent to Mrs. George H. Norsworthy, Dallas, TX
    Estate of Mrs. George H. Norsworthy, Dallas, TX
    David Dike, Dallas, TX
    acquired from the above by the present owner



    Estimate: $120,000 - $150,000.

    Condition Report*: Very good condition; canvas has been reinforced with lining and mounted on masonite; small repairs left of center and in upper right corner have been retouched; other scattered areas have also been lightly retouched.
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