The European Art Sale

The European Art Sale

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Carl (Christian Edvard Otto) Carlsen

A Forest Walk in Autumn

Lot Closed

October 25, 02:58 PM GMT


30,000 - 40,000 USD

Lot Details


Carl (Christian Edvard Otto) Carlsen


1855 - 1917

A Forest Walk in Autumn

signed and dated Carl. Carlsen./ 1892. (lower right)

oil on canvas

canvas: 51¼ by 62¾ in.; 130 by 157 cm

framed: 52¼ by 62½ in.; 132.7 by 158.7 cm

Sale: Sotheby's, New York, 25 April, 2006, lot 42
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner
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.