Image: Rhages Jar
(Copenhagen, Denmark, 1853 - 1932, New York, New York)

Rhages Jar , c. 1880 - 1900

Oil on canvas
23 1/2 in. x 16 3/4 in. (59.69 cm x 42.55 cm)
Gift of Stella B. Hall in memory of her husband, William Curtis Hall, Jr.
As an instructor at the National Academy of Design, Carlsen was a staunch advocate of the Still-life genre. His statement that "...a two penny bunch of violets in an earthenware jug may make a great work of art, if seen through a temperament: suggested his belief that by combining technical skill and personal vision, an artist could transform the humblest of objects.
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