Description & Technical information

This work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Dr Sibylle Groß confirming its inclusion in the forthcoming catalogue raisonné of works by Lesser Ury.


The present pastel was created during one of Lesser Ury's trips to Thüringen. Since the 1890s, Lesser Ury visited this area located to the east of middle Germany. During these journeys, he was most likely on his way back to northern Italy or from there to Berlin. The images he created - often in pastel or watercolour - show numerous motifs and views of the landscape, sometimes incorporating historical buildings. Ury was particularly fond of travelling to Thüringen during the Summer where he took advantage of the midday sun which would shine through the forest. In the Autumn, he was known to visit Paulsborn and the Rheinsberger lake north of Berlin.

Period:  20th century
Origin:  Karl & Faber
Medium: Pastel on paper
Signature: Signed twice, lower left and lower right, L. Ury
Dimensions: 35.6 x 49.5 cm (14 x 19¹/₂ inches)
Provenance: Private Collection, Germany, acquired circa 1930
Estate of Marianne J Knox, Los Angeles
Categories: Paintings, Drawings & Prints