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Haddock

1886 Emil Carlsen Born: Copenhagen, Denmark 1853 Died: New York, New York 1932 oil on canvas 12 x 29 7/8 in. (30.5 x 75.9 cm.) Smithsonian American Art Museum Bequest of Allyn Cox 1983.31.20 Smithsonian American Art Museum
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These slippery haddock are fresh from the sea and ready for cooking. Emil Carlsen's painting is one in a series of still lifes showing game, fish, and household utensils. The artist was inspired by the eighteenth-century French painter Jean Simeon Chardin, whose paintings he saw during a six-month stay in Paris in the late 1870s. Carlsen exhibited his still-life scenes in Boston, where they earned him critical and commercial success. This painting was a gift to his friend the artist Kenyon Cox, whose works appear elsewhere in this collection (Hiesinger, Quiet Magic: The Still-Life Paintings of Emil Carlsen, 1999).

Keywords

Still life - game - fish

Still life - other - dish

painting

paint - oil

fabric - canvas

About Emil Carlsen

Born: Copenhagen, Denmark 1853 Died: New York, New York 1932

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