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EMIL CARLSEN Study of a House.
Watercolor and charcoal with white heightening on cream wove paper, double-sided, circa 1897. 300x410 mm; 11 7/8x16 1/4 inches. With a study of a figure in ink, verso.
With—Ano 1719—Arm's Jr., pen and ink and wash on cream wove paper. 205x173 mm; 8x6 3/4 inches.
These works are included in the Emil Carlsen Archives. We would like to thank Bill Indursky for his assistance in the cataloguing of this lot.
Ano 1719—Arm's Jr.: exhibited as Ano 1719-Armir at "The Art of Emil Carlsen: 1853-1932", Worstman-Rowe Galleries, January 10-February 21, 1975; Rubicon Gallery, Los Altos, CA, January 17-February 28, 1975; The El Paso Museum of Art, El Paso, TX, March 2-30, 1975; Robert Rice Gallery, Houston, TX, April 10-May 1975; Coe Kerr Gallery, New York, NY, June-July 1975; The Fine Arts Gallery of San Diego, San Diego, CA, August 20-October 10, 1975; The Norton Gallery of Art, West Palm Beach, FL, November-December 1975, page 94, number 166.
Ex-collection the estate of the artist; Wortsman-Rowe Gallery, San Francisco (Ano 1719—Armir with the label); private collection, Florida.
Carlsen (1848-1932) used drawing to record color information, draw contours for transfer to a painting or as a pre-sketch before inking. Most of his drawings were destroyed once used to transfer to the canvas, so very few have survived. Study of a House possibly portrays William Merritt Chases' homestead in Shinnecock, New York; he often stayed with Chase (1849-1916) from around 1876 until he met Julian Alden Weir (1852-1919) and spent time at Weir's home in Connecticut. The house is found in other works by Carlsen. The figural study verso is a grid drawing with contour for transfer or enlargement, and is similar to those he made around 1896-97 after studying in Paris with Antoine Vollon, which were similar to the French artist's in style. The other drawing, Ano 1719 Arm's Jr., likely represents a bar or tavern in Boston, or possibly, England.