Seated nude, facing left, arms behind her head, no tree to left, leaning against the tree at right, three apples clearly above her head, oil on canvas, 45.1/2″ x 30″, signed lower right ‘A. Muller-Ury.’

Present Whereabouts Unknown.

Sold, Artist’s Estate, Plaza Art Galleries, Inc., 9 & 11 East 59th Street, New York 22 N.Y., Friday Evening, December 5th, 1947, Public Sale No. 2813, Lot 145 as ‘Semi Nude’.
Estate of John Victor Cassara (1934-2022) of Oyster Bay, LI and Fort Lauderdale FL.
Sale, Akiba Auction Gallery, 12 NW 1st Avenue, Dania Beach, FL 33004, USA, 26 March 2024, Lot 92, as ‘Woman Near the Shore’ by ‘Alfred Muller-Ury’, 44″ x 30″ (sight), framed 56.5″ x 40.5″. Est: $500-2500 Fetched: $5000.

Possibly WILDENSTEIN & Co. INC., 19, East 64th Street, New York, April 20 – May 4, 1937, No. 19.

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This version, perhaps painted in the 1920s, was evidently altered by the artist in the 1930s or 1940s, when he strengthened the appearance of the sea to the left and overpainted the sky so that the triangle of darkness in the original photograph is less prominent, as well as retouching the cloth over the nude’s lap.

A photograph of how the picture originally appeared before the artist’s later alterations.