Woman in a White Bonnet

Oil on panel, 13.75 x 9.25 in. Signed lower left ‘Muller-Ury’

Private Collection, London, UK.

Emile Duhousset, Paris 1905 (according to a label on the verso)
Albert S. Henraux, Paris (according to a label on the verso)
Pierre Abreu, Paris (according to a label on the verso)

Sold, A.H. Wilkens Auctions & Appraisals, 299 Queen Street East, Toronto, Ontario, M5A 1S7, Canada, 8 May 2018, Lot 268, Est: CA$200-400 as from The Estate of June Bramall, Oakville, Ontario, Canada.

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The mahogany panel bears the stamp ‘F. Dupre, 141 Faubourg Saint-Honoré/coin de la Rue de Berri, Paris’.

The impressionist handling of the paint, with thick hastily brushed impasto, and the provenance on the label on the verso, suggests that the artist actually painted the picture in Paris, and only much later was it exported to Canada. Perhaps dated around 1910.