View full screen - View 1 of Lot 40. EMIL CARLSEN | ROMAN GLASS (JADE AND ANCIENT GLASS).


Property from the Estate of John H. Garzoli



Property from the Estate of John H. Garzoli


1853 - 1932


signed Emil. Carlsen. (lower left)

oil on canvas

20 by 16 inches

(50.8 by 40.61 cm)

Painted circa 1916.

The present work is recorded in the Emil Carlsen Archives as record number 1821. The online version of the archive can be accessed at 

The canvas appears to be unlined and the work is backed by a wooden board. There are frame abrasions along the extreme outer edges. Under UV: although some pigments read strongly, particularly in the still life elements at center, they appear to be the artist's original.

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Robert J. Handley, Esquire, New York, by 1919

Private collection, Palm Beach, Florida, circa 1965

John H. Surovek Gallery, Palm Beach, Florida

Dr. John J. McDonough, by 1991

Estate of the above (sold: Sotheby's, New York, December 3, 1998, lot 4)

Acquired by the present owner at the above sale

Hamilton Easter Field, “Art old and new in the current shows,” Arts and Decoration, New York, vol. 12, no. 3, January 1920, p. 180, illustrated (as Still Life)

“Still Life Paintings As Inspiration for Home Decoration: Illustrated By The Work of Emil Carlsen," The Touchstone and the American Art Student Magazine, New York, 1920, vol. 7, pp. 110-116, illustrated (as Roman Glass)

Avery Van Sand, Two Danish-American Painters, vol. 1, no. 2, February 1924, n.p., illustrated (as Vases)

New York, Macbeth Gallery, Loan Exhibition of Paintings by Emil Carlsen from the collection of Mr. Robert J. Handley, Esquire, December 1919, n.p. (as Roman Glass)

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, The Carnegie Institute, Emil Carlsen Exhibition, June – August 1923, n.p.

Youngstown, Ohio, Youngstown State University, The John J. McDonough Museum of Art, Inaugural Exhibition: Selections from the John J. McDonough Collection of American Art, October 1991 - May 1992, pp. 8, 26, illustrated (as Jade and Ancient Glass)

New York, Vance Jordan Fine Art, Quiet Magic: The Still-Life Paintings of Emil Carlsen, October – December 1999, n.p., fig. 34, illustrated