Artist: Lesser Ury
Artwork: Ruins of a castle in the Rheingau
Size: 97.7 x 67.3 cm
Medium: Oil on canvas
Marks: Signed L. Ury lower left. Round estate label with handwritten number 107 in blue on the canvas verso. Remnants of an adhesive label on the stretcher upper right.
Artwork details : circa 1924
Provenance: estate of the artist; Memorial exhibition, Berlin 1931, number 123; Inventory of the estate of Lesser Ury in the Central Archives of the Berlin State Museums, Prussian Cultural Heritage (ZA), number 107; The artists cousin, Lucie Meyerheim, inherited the painting directly from the artists estate, Frankfurt / Oder (1932); Private owner; Weinmüller, Munich, Auction 143, 25-26 October 1972, number 1191 with illustration plate 74 (park impression) - unsold; Weinmüller, Munich, Auction 146, 14-16 March 1973, number 1895 with illustration plate 199 (park impression); Private owner, Lower Saxony (since 1973); Grisebach Berlin, Auction 265, 1 December 2016, catalogue number 1 (withdrawn, not on "artnet").
Exhibition history: Nationalgalerie Berlin. Lesser Ury. Gedenkausstellung. 1931
Lot Number: 1003
Low Estimate: $83061 [+0%]
High Estimate: $106793 [-22%]
Hammer Price: $83061
Sold For: $105487
Notes: Partly with craquelure upper left. Otherwise good condition. Framed. We thank Anne Rubin (HCPO), Dr. Meike Hopp, Dr. Christian Fuhrmeister, Dr. Stephan Klingen (Central Institute for Art History Münden) and Dr. Willi Korte, Washington, for the valuable information during the check and elaboration of the provenance. Written confirmation of authenticity by Dr. Sibylle Groß from 8 September 2016 is available.