SELIGMAN, Joseph Lionel

A little boy, wearing a huge frilled collar and cuffs, seated with one arm holding the arm of the chair, cherries in his lap and his left hand. Oil on canvas, 32” x 24” (81.3 cm x 61 cm). Signed lower centre left ‘A. Muller-Ury’.

Private Collection, San Francisco, California, USA.

A picture of ‘Master J. J.[sic] Seligman’, which must be this sitter, was exhibited at the Artist’s studio, 58, West 57th Street, New York, January 12 & 13, 1892.

Evening Post, New York, January 16, 1892.

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Joseph Lionel Seligman was born in New York on 18 April 1887, the son of Isaac Newton Seligman, became a partner in the firm of J. & W. Seligman on January 1, 1917; he retired from the firm on December 31, 1920. He married Josephine Knowles (1889-1985). Their daughter Muriel Guta Seligman died as a one year old in 1920. He was an army officer in the First World War, and a Navy officer in the second. He died in Pensacola, Florida on 8 April 1944.