Las Meninas (Copy after Velasquez)

Present Whereabouts Unknown

Plaza Art Galleries, 9-11, East 59th Street, New York, on Friday, November 28, 1947, Sale 2809, Lot 120. (Fetched $35.00 – marked copy in Frick Art Reference Library)

Possibly painted in 1911. American Art News, New York, November 4, 1911, says that ‘While in Spain during the past Summer Mr. Ury made two excellent copies of Velasquez portraits.’

In her autobiography Faith is a Song (p. 240), Jessica Dragonette, in describing her first visit to the artist’s studio in 1940, says, ‘On the walls were several copies of paintings by Velasquez: Don Carlos on horseback and the artist painting the infanta. Muller-Ury had copied the pictures in Spain and kept them as technical reference.’