Haddock

  • Emil Carlsen, Haddock, 1886, oil on canvas, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Bequest of Allyn Cox, 1983.31.20

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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).

Title
Haddock
Artist
Date
1886
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
12 x 29 7/8 in. (30.5 x 75.9 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Bequest of Allyn Cox

Mediums
Mediums Description
oil on canvas
Classifications
Keywords
  • Still life – game – fish
  • Still life – other – dish
Object Number
1983.31.20
Palette
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