A Praying Woman/Saint (after Deschwanden)

Oil on canvas, 29.7/8” x 20.3/8” (75.7 cm x 51.8 cm), signed and dated lower right ‘Muller, Adolfo 1881 n[ach] D[eschwanden].’

Private Collection, London.

Margrit Gähler-Müller, the artist’s niece, Herisau, Switzerland, to 1987; by descent to the present owner, 1999.

The picture, clearly signed and dated as after Deschwanden must have been copied in January or February 1881 or just after as Muller-Ury’s master died on February 25, 1881 and remained in Stans for only two months more after that, when he went to the Royal Academy in Munich.