Seated in an armchair facing right, dressed in a frock coat. Signed and dated lower left ‘ ‘A. Muller-Ury 1900’.
Present whereabouts unknown.
Formerly with Mrs. Joseph Seligman, San Francisco, California, U.S.A.
The sitter was born in Staten Island on July 10, 1856, the son of Joseph Seligman, who founded the New York banking firm of J. & W. Seligman with his eight brothers, and died September 30, 1917. He married Guta Loeb in 1883. Joined banking business in 1876, and was a Trustee of a number of Reinsurance companies. He was on the financial committees of a large number of New York city societies and commissions, including the General Grant Tomb Association and the Hudson-Fulton Memorial Committee. He was the father of Joseph Lionel Seligman whom Muller-Ury painted in 1892.