- Lesser Ury
- Grunewaldsee, Berlin
- signed L. Ury. and dated 93 (lower right)
- oil on canvas
- 100 by 70.2cm., 39 3/8 by 27 5/8 in.
Private Collection, Tel Aviv
Private Collection, Tel Aviv (by descent from the above)
Acquired from the above by the present owner
Grunewaldsee, Berlin was painted in 1893 at a time when Ury sought respite from the business of the capital and instead focused on landscape painting. At the time the Grunewaldsee was a recurring motif.
The present work was formerly in the collection of Emil Hirsch, one of Lesser Ury's most important collectors. Hirsch is said to have had an excellent eye for choosing only the very best of Ury's work. Grunewaldsee, Berlin was amongst the group of works which Hirsch managed to take with him when he emigrated to Palestine from Berlin with his family in 1946.