7 October 1999
Lesser Ury (1861-1931)
signed 'L.Ury' (lower left); with the Nachlass label number '692' on the reverse
pastel on board
13.5/8 x 19.5/8in. (34.6 x 49.8cm.)
The Artist's Estate (no. 692).
Paul Cassirer, Berlin (1932).
Louise Thellefsen, New York.
Anon. sale, Christie's New York, 15 November 1987,lot 12.
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Please note that the estimate for this lot should read GBP18,000 to GBP25,000 and not GBP15,000 to GBP20,000 as stated in the catalogue.
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