Luxury Design, Past & Present
Pastel painting, 1890-1900 by Lesser Ury. Signed lower left: L. Ury. Framed. Very good condition. Dimensions: 19.09 x 13.78 in ( 48,5 x 35 cm ),
Framed: 31.3 x 24.8 in ( 79,5 x 63 cm )
Provenance: Richard and Charlotte Gerson, Breslau - after 1939 Great Britain
Certificate by Dr. Sibylle Groß, Berlin, dated 12 October 2013.
Listed in catalogue raisonné
(Leo) Lesser Ury, born in 1861 in Birnbaum (today Poland) - died 1931 in Berlin
Ury is one of the very important artists of the german impressionsts. He was a member of the Berliner Secession (a big retrospective -exhibition in 1922). His subjects were landscapes, urban landscapes, and interior scenes. Ury is especially noted for his paintings of nocturnal cafe scenes and rainy streets.