Allee im Tiergarten, Berlin. 1919. Charcoal drawing. Signed and dated in lower right. With dedication in lower left outside of image. On firm wove paper (with blindstamp). 46.5 x 31.5 cm (18.3 x 12.4 in) , size of sheet.
Accompanied by a photo expertise from Dr. Sibylle Groß, Berlin, dated January 12, 2018.
PROVENANCE: Collection Wilhelm Kirschner, Berlin (gifted from the artist). Collection Siegbert Eick, Cape Town, (since the early 1930s). Walter Katz Collection, Cape Town (directly from aforementioned 1940 - 1950). Private collection UK (inherited from aforementioned).
"Ury was the first to paint Berlin street scenes: the bustling modern city, its busy people, the slow horse-drawn omnibusses, the old-fashioned hackneys, the streets at dawn with all the wonderful reflections of the sun on houses and asphalt (..). Indeed, Ury was the first painter of modern Berlin (..)." Art historian and - critic Adolph Donath, in: Lesser Ury. Seine Stellung in der Modernen deutschen Malerei, Berlin 1922, p. 14.