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    EMIL CARLSEN (American, 1853-1932)
    Wooded Landscape, circa 1911
    Oil on canvas
    24 x 19-3/4 inches (61.0 x 50.2 cm)
    Signed and dated lower left: Emil Carlson, 11

    PROVENANCE:
    Sotheby Parke Bernet, Nineteenth & Early Twentieth Century American Paintings and Drawings, Oct. 16, 1974, lot 69.

    EXHIBITED:
    The Buffalo Fine Arts Academy, Buffalo, New York, Albright Gallery and the City Art Museum, St. Louis, Missouri, "Sixth Annual Exhibition of Selected Paintings by American Artists", May 12th- August 28th, 1911, no. 14.

    NOTE:
    Retained in its original Carrig-Rohanne hand carved gilt wood frame, dated 1910.

    Considered an American Impressionist, Soren Emil Carlsen immigrated to the United States from Denmark in 1872. Although best known for his still lifes and even dubbed "The American Chardin," he branched out later in his career and painted luminous, poetic landscapes and seascapes in both New England and California. Wooded Landscape epitomizes Carlsen's mature style, highlighting feathery brushwork and a nuanced palette of soft greens, and captures one of his favorite subjects, the beech forests of New York and Connecticut.

    Carlsen's works are featured in museums throughout the country, notably the Art Institute of Chicago; National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia; and San Diego Museum of Art.


    Condition Report*: A board has been placed on the the back of the canvas; Strengthening of pigment in trees; scattered, minor in-painting on bottom half. Framed Dimensions 34 X 29.75 Inches
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    May, 2012
    15th Tuesday
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