LADEW, Elise (Later Mrs William Russell Grace)

Oval, approx. 30″ x 25.1/2″, signed indistinctly ‘Muller Ury’ on edge of oval at right.

Private Collection, Ketchum, Idaho, USA (1999)

By family descent.

American Art News, New York, November 4, 1911
Town & Country, New York, August 3, 1912


The sitter (1890-1978) was the daughter of Mr. & Mrs. E.R. Ladew of New York, and the sister of Mr. Harvey Ladew of New York and Elsinore Farm, Glen Cove, Long Island; she was the niece on her mother’s side of Muller-Ury’s great friend Evander Berry Wall, the famous dandy. She came from Roslyn, Old Westbury, Long Island, New York. Her husband William R. Grace (April 11, 1878 – March 31, 1943) was a corporation official with offices at 11, Broadway, and amongst others was a member of the board of the Canadian Ingersoll Rand Co. Ltd. The firm W. R. Grace & Co. exists today, and is one of the United States’ leading chemical manufacturers.

Painted in November 1911.