Sep 17, 2020 - Sale 2542

Sale 2542 - Lot 45

Price Realized: $ 12,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 6,000 - $ 9,000
Autumn Morning--Fading Moon.

Oil on canvas mounted on board, 1906. 350x502 mm; 13 3/4x19 3/4 inches. Signed in oil, lower left recto.

Ex-collection Ferargil Gallery, New York, with the label and their stock number "2156" in ink; private collection, Connecticut, circa 1960s; acquired from above by private collection; sold Sotheby's, New York, April 5, 2012, lot 75; acquired from above by private collection; sold Christie's, New York, March 25, 2015, sale 3723, lot 134; acquired from above by private collection, Denver.

Exhibited "Annual Member Exhibition," Salmagundi Club, New York, February 1907, number 71 (listed as Late September).

While much of his early career focused on the Impressionistic still lifes for which he is known, during the first decade of the 20th century Carlsen (1853-1932) turned towards landscapes, rendering them in the atmospheric, muted tones that would dominate his later years. The works gained popularity among dealers and collectors, and he regularly exhibited his work at the National Academy of Design, among other major exhibitions. In a review of a 1910 exhibition at the Pratt Institute Art Gallery, The Brooklyn Daily Eagle highlights Autumn Morning--Fading Moon noting "Mr. Carlsen's etherial sky, in which clouds seems to melt into air."