Lesser Ury - Schloss Reichartshausen (Schloß im Park) - image-1

Lot 502 Dα

Lesser Ury - Schloss Reichartshausen (Schloß im Park)

Auction 1163 - overview Cologne
09.12.2020, 11:00 - Day Sale - Modern and Contemporary Art
Estimate: 15.000 € - 18.000 €
Result: 17.500 € (incl. premium)

Lesser Ury

Schloss Reichartshausen (Schloß im Park)

Pastel on card 34.7 x 49.9 cm Framed under glass. Signed 'L. Ury' in dark grey lower left. - Violet stamp "NACHLASS LESSER URY" verso right and numbered "357" in blue chalk in round paper label. - Drawing pin traces in the corners.- The edges with traces of rubbing due to framing, otherwise in fine condition.

Lesser Ury travelled the Middle Rhine Valley in 1924. As Sybille Groß states in her report, the works created there were shown in Berlin in the winter of that year: the oil paintings in the Kronprinzenpalais and the accompanying pastel drawings in the "Neue Kunsthandlung" in an exhibition dedicated exclusively to this medium. In the park of Schloss Reichartshausen, which had been linked to the Cistercian monastery Eberbach for centuries, Lesser Ury also painted a tree motif from the surroundings of the castle ("Sonnenflecke, Schloß Reichartshausen").which was exhibited by Cassirer in 1932.

Catalogue Raisonné

Karl Schwarz, Inventory of the artistic estate. 357 ("Schloß im Park")


With a photo-certificate and expert report by Sibylle Groß, Berlin, dated 8 October 2016; the pastel will be included in the forthcoming catalogue raisonné of the works by Lesser Ury under current preparation.


Estate of the artist; Paul Cassirer Gallery, Berlin, auction 21.10.1932, lot no. 229 ("Parkwiese Schloss Reichartshausen"); Eugen Weissner, Berlin (acquired by Cassirer); Rita and Michael Zychlinski (Aroth), Berlin, circa 1945-1951; in family possession since, Venice CA, USA; Private possession, South Germany


Adolph Donath, Aus der Museumswelt, Lesser Ury in der Nationalgalerie, in: Der Kunstwanderer, December 1924, p. 117 with illus. p. 114; Rom Landau, Der Unbestechliche Minos, Kritik an der Zeitkunst, Hamburg 1925, illus. between p. 52 and p. 53 ("Landschaft am Rhein")


Berlin 1924 (Neue Kunsthandlung)