HAVEMEYER, Carlotta (Later Mrs Anson Bigelow) (1921)

Charcoal drawing, bust length, on cardboard, 20.3/8″ x 15.3/4″ (51.7 cm x 40.1 cm), signed and dated lower left ‘A. Muller-Ury 1921’. Upper right is the word ‘Carlotta’.

Adolfo Muller-Ury Stiftung, Hospental, Switzerland.

Carlotta Havemeyer was born in New York on 13 December 1901, the eldest child and daughter of H.O. Havemeyer Sr (1876-1965) and Charlotte Adelaide Green Whiting Havemeyer (1880-1962). She married Anson Alexander Bigelow (1897-1958) and was killed when run down by a car in Tuxedo Park on 12 February 1952. Muller-Ury painted more portraits of Carlotta Havemeyer than any other member of the family.

Possibly a preparatory drawing for the large 1921 portrait.