Madonna & Child


Description:
Profiled head of Madonna dressed in white, with gold ‘Trecento-style’ tooling creating the halos. Signed and dated upper right ‘A. Muller Uri 88’, and lower right ‘A. Muller-Uri’.

Location:
Present Whereabouts Unknown.

Provenance:
James J. Hill, St. Paul, Minnesota; possibly Gertrude Hill.

Exhibitions:
KUNSTMUSEUM, Bern, Switzerland: c. March 18 – April 18, 1888
International Fine Arts Exhibition, Munich, Germany, July? 1888
KUNSTMUSEUM, Bern, Switzerland: 2nd National Art Exhibition of Pictures by Swiss Artists, Spring 1892.

Bibliography:
Intelligenzblatt, Bern, Switzerland, March 18, 1888
Neue Zurcher Zeitung, Switzerland, March 20, 1888
Der Bund, Bern, Switzerland, March 21, 1888
Schweizerische Morgen Zeitung, Switzerland, March 22, 1888
Urner Wochenblatt, Altdorf, Uri, Switzerland, March 24, 1888
Basler Nachrichten, Switzerland, March 24, 1888
Die Ostschweiz, St. Gallen, Switzerland, March 25, 1888
Appenzeller Zeitung, Herisau, Switzerland, March 26, 1888
Intelligenzblatt, Bern, Switzerland, March 28, 1888
Tagblatt der Stadt St. Gallen, Switzerland, April 4, 1888
Basler Nachrichten, Switzerland, April 13, 1888
Journal de Geneve, Switzerland, April 15, 1888
Appenzeller Volksfreund, Switzerland, May 5, 1888
Le Confidere de Fribourg, Switzerland, May 11, 1892
Der Bund, Bern, Switzerland, May 14, 1892
Appenzeller Zeitung, Herisau, Switzerland, May 19, 1892
Journal du Jura, Switzerland, May 20, 1892
La Revue, Lausanne, Switzerland, May 20, 1892
Neue Zurcher Zeitung, Switzerland, June 14, 1892
Town & Country, August 22, 1903, ‘A Successful Portrait Painter’, by S. E. Leisha, p.20.
Town & Country, December 12, 1903 (reproduced).
The Broadway Magazine for March 1904, p.460 (reproduced).

Notes

This picture was published as a print for framing by Verlag von Franz Hanfstaengl, Munchen, Germany, and by Geo. Kirchner & Co., New York, in 1889 and was No. 4678 in their catalogue. It was consequently widely distributed. In Town & Country, August 22, 1903, S. E. Leisha said of the picture that ‘…In Germany, one of Mr. Ury’s Madonnas has been photographed and the reproduction is one of the most popular of these religious pictures published.’ Town & Country, December 12, 1903, specifically says it belongs to James J. Hill.


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