Yellow Roses with Bisque Statuettes

Two statuettes on gilded bases either side of a vase filled with yellow roses, and standing on the edge of a commode, oil on canvas, 30” x 24.3/4”. Signed and dated lower right ‘A. Muller Ury 19(3)5’. (The date is indistinct.)

Private collection.

By family descent from H. O. Havemeyer (died 1965) to the late Mrs. Sophie Bigelow (Mrs Peter Quinn).

Henry O. Havemeyer Sr. wrote in a letter to Nadea Loftus dated May 26, 1960 (original in the editor’s possession) that he owned four rose paintings by Muller-Ury.

This was the only picture by Muller-Ury for which the Wildenstein Gallery retained a photograph in their archives.