25 June 2008
PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE SWISS COLLECTION
Lesser Ury (1861-1931)
signed 'L.Ury.' (lower left); with the Nachlass stamp (on a label on the reverse)
pastel on cardboard
13 5/8 x 19 5/8 in. (34.7 x 50 cm.)
Executed in the 1920s
The artist's estate (no. 692).
Mirjam (Minna) Behrend, Berlin/Schöneberg, by whom acquired from the above in 1933.
Louise Thellefsen, New York.
Anonymous sale, Christie's, New York, 15 November 1989, lot 12.
Anonymous sale, Christie's, London, 7 October 1999, lot 29.
Acquired at the above sale, and thence by descent to the present owners.
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