Carl (Christian Edvard Otto) Carlsen

A Forest Walk in Autumn


Oil on canvas


15,000 USD

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Carl (Christian Edvard Otto) Carlsen (Danish, 1855-1917).

This piece is final sale and not eligible for return.

Born in 1855, Carlsen attended the Royal Academy of Art (Kunstakademiet) of Copenhagen at the age of 26 from 1874 to 1879 and finished his studies in Paris between 1882 and 1883.

This luminous fall forest scene is among Carlsen's largest and most accomplished canvases. Three elegantly dressed female figures, including a young girl in a red coat admiring a doll at left, lend a sense of scale to the soaring trees and sprawling setting. Ready for rain, the foreground woman wears a hat with a veil and balances an umbrella in her arms, with her hands in a fur muff. 

Height: 51.25 inches / 130.18 cm
Width: 62.5 inches / 158.75 cm
Frame Height: 52.25 inches / 132.72 cm
Frame Width: 62.75 inches / 159.38 cm

Signed and dated Carl. Carlsen./ 1892 lower right


Sale: Sotheby's, New York, 25 April, 2006, lot 42

Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

Condition Report

The canvas is unlined.

The paint surface is in good condition with thick impasto except for very fine pigment separation on the central figure's coat and on the tree trunk at right, in a small area.

Under UV light, no evidence of inpainting.

Art Period
19th Century


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