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A Standing Female Nude, holding onto an Arch

Charles-Louis-Lucien Mller (Paris 1815-1892 Paris)

Bears two stamps inscribed 26I and 26 in the upper left and right corners
Red chalk heightened with white, with some black chalk notations, on light blue paper, watermark MICHALLET and initials
615 x 463 mm. (24 x 18 in.)

Provenance :
Henry Strachey.
Private Collection, England.

Charles-Louis-Lucien Müller
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Mller was a student of Baron Gros and Lon Cogniet. He exhibited regularly at the Salon and was bestowed with numerous honours. He worked on four important paintings for the ceilings in the Muse du Louvre, representing the periods of art in France under Saint Louis, Francois Premier, Louis XIV and under Napoleon 1.
This type of figure was used in the fresco in the Salle Denon, Muse du Louvre, which Muller worked on between 1864-18651.

1.M. Nancy Devenport, Bulletin de la Socit de lhistoire de lart franais, 1986, Charles-Louis Mller et ses decorations peintures du Louvre, pp.145-160.