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Sören Emil Carlsen
American, born Danish (1853-1932)

Connecticut Hillside, circa 1920
Oil on canvas, 29 x 27 inches
Signed Emil Carlsen lower right

Recent Acquisition


Macbeth Gallery, New York, 1921
Walter H. Schulze Memorial Collection
Acquired as a gift from the above, 1930
Art Institute of Chicago, 1930-2016


The Art Club of Philadelphia, Exhibition of Oil Paintings by Lilian Westcott Hale, Emil Carlsen, and Charles H. Davis, 1923, no. 11

New York, The Macbeth Gallery, Recent Paintings by Emil Carlsen, N.A., 1921

Art Institute of Chicago, Century of Progress: Exhibition of Paintings and Sculpture, 1933, no. 436, p. 60, illustrated

Storrs, Connecticut, William Benton Museum of Art, Connecticut and American Impressionism, 1980, no. 6, pp. 56, 63, illustrated


“The Walter H. Schulze Memorial,” Bulletin of the Art Institute of Chicago 24, 1930, p. 79

“Emil Carlsen,” Bulletin of the Art Institute of Chicago 26, 1932, p. 35

Art Institute of Chicago, Guide to the Paintings in the Permanent Collection, 1932, p. 145

Art Institute of Chicago, Paintings in the Art Institute of Chicago: A Catalogue of the Picture Collection, 1961, p. 67

Donelson F. Hoopes, The American Impressionists, New York, 1972, pp. 7, 110–11, illustrated

Emil Carlsen (1853-1932) As Landscape Painter: A Chronological Introduction to Some of the Major Works and Their Critical Reception, 1997

Kim Lykke Jensen, Soren Emil Carlsen: The Hammershoi of Manhattan, Gylling, Denmark, 2008, fig. 55, p. 73, illustrated


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