UHL, Edward

Present whereabouts unknown

The offices of the New Yorker Staats-Zeitung, 1909.

New Yorker Staats-Zeitung, Sunday, November 28, 1909.

The sitter (died 1906) was the son of Jacob Uhl, brother of Anna Woerishoffer, and therefore the uncle of Countess Antoinette Seilern, whom he gave away at the time of her marriage in February 1898. A letter from Anna Woerishoffer, written from 11 East 45th Street, New York on April 12, 1909 (artist’s papers) reads:

‘My dear Mr. Muller-Ury,

Please find enclosed a check for two thousand dollars which covers my payment for the picture of my brother, the frame and also the passage to Europe, which you are kind enough to take on the same ship as the children. Expressing again to you my great satisfaction with the portrait.

         I am very sincerely yours, Anna Woerishoffer’

The artist was travelling to London on his way to Germany to paint Kaiser Wilhelm II, and travelled with the three young Counts Seilern and their governess and nanny.