Soren Emil Carlsen (1853-1932)
Property of a New York Collector
Soren Emil Carlsen (1853-1932)

Ming Vases (and Ginger Jar)

Details
Soren Emil Carlsen (1853-1932)
Ming Vases (and Ginger Jar)
signed and dated 'Emil Carlsen. 1931' (lower left)
oil on canvas
32 x 25 in. (81.3 x 63.5 cm.)
Painted in 1931.
Provenance
The artist.
Luella May (Ruby) Carlsen, wife of the above, New York, 1932.
Dines Carlsen, Falls Village, Connecticut, son of the above, by 1966.
Florence B.G.S. Carlsen, daughter-in-law of the above, by descent, 1966.
Estate of the above, 1975.
Worstman/Rowe Fine Arts, Inc., San Francisco, California, 1975.
Robert M. Rice Gallery, Houston, Texas, 1975.
Private collection, Baltimore, Maryland, circa 1978.
Hammer Galleries, New York, circa 1979.
Mr. and Mrs. Haig Tashjian, New York, by 1979.
Joan Michelman Ltd., New York.
Acquired by the present owner from the above, 1987.
Literature
G. Pratt, “The Significance of Collecting,” Nineteen Thirty Two, New York, 1932, p. 4, illustrated.
“Emil Carlsen,” Southwest Art Magazine, April 1975, p. 34, illustrated.
“Haig Tashjian: ‘A Proud Possessor,’” Illuminator, Winter 1978-79, p. 21, illustrated.
J.M. Holzer, The Art of Emil Carlsen: Mastery of the Mundane, B.A. thesis, Princeton University, 1997, pp. 44-45, pl. 17, illustrated.
K.L. Jensen, Soren Emil Carlsen: The Hammershoi of Manhattan, Gylling, Denmark, 2008, p. 81, fig. 63, illustrated.
W. Indursky, Emil Carlsen: Conscious Painting, New York, 2017, p. 205, fig. 209, illustrated.
Exhibited
(Possibly) New York, Grand Central Art Gallery, Exhibition of Paintings and Sculpture Contributed by Artist Members, November 1932 (as Chinese Porcelain).
New York, Grand Central Art Galleries, Inc., Memorial Exhibition of Emil Carlsen, N.A. 1853-1932, January 14-25, 1958, no. 16 (as Chinese Porcelain).
San Francisco, California, Worstman Rowe Galleries; Lot Altos, California, Rubicon Gallery; El Paso, Texas, El Paso Museum of Art; Houston, Texas, Robert Rice Gallery; New York, Coe Kerr Gallery; San Diego, California, Fine Arts Gallery of San Diego; West Palm Beach, Florida, The Norton Gallery of Art, The Art of Emil Carlsen, 1853-1932, January 10-October 10, 1975, pp. 13, 18, 93, no. 36, illustrated.
Loretto, Pennsylvania, Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, Pere et fils: Art of Emil and Dines Carlsen, August 20-October 23, 1977, pp. 3, 6, no. 32, illustrated.
New York, Grand Central Galleries, Impressionist Moods: An American Interpretation, April 17-May 5, 1979, no. 17.
New York, Grand Central Art Galleries; Santa Fe, New Mexico, O'Meara Gallery Ltd; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Kirkpatrick Center, American Realism 1880-1980, October 4-December 6, 1980, p. 10, no. 5, illustrated.
Southampton, New York, Parrish Art Museum, Paintings from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Haig Tashjian, April 17-June 6, 1982.
Greenville, South Carolina, Greenville Country Museum of Art, American Realist and Impressionist Paintings from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Haig Tashjian, March 10-April 22, 1984.
Greenwich, Connecticut, Bruce Museum, The Still Life Paintings of Emil Carlsen, March 31-May 5, 1985, pp. 2-3, illustrated.
New York, Vance Jordan Fine Art, Quiet Magic: The Still-Life Paintings of Emil Carlsen, October 26-December 10, 1999, p. 96, pl. 43, illustrated.

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Lot Essay

The present work depicts three variations of eighteenth-century Chinese porcelain. At the far left is a Chinese ‘famille rose’ porcelain vase, Yongzheng/early Qianlong period, circa 1735-45. In the middle is a Chinese blue and white porcelain ginger jar, Kangxi period, circa 1720. On the far right is a Chinese blue and white porcelain yenyen vase, Kangxi period, circa 1700.
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