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

Charcoal drawing, bust-length, 19” x 15” (inside the mount), signed lower left, ‘A. Muller-Ury 1921’. The frame, 24.3/4” x 21”.

Private Collection, USA.

H. O. Havemeyer (died 1965); the sitter; her daughter Mrs. Peter Quinn [Sophie Havemeyer Bigelow], North Edgecombe, Maine (1927-2013); By descent.

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.

Somewhat in the manner of John S. Sargent.