Charles-Louis-Lucien Mller
Paris 1815-1892 Paris
A Model reaching to her left, seated

PROVENANCE: Henry Strachey.

Private Collection, England.

Bears two stamps inscribed AI and 29 in the upper left and right corners

Red chalk heightened with white on light blue paper, black chalk notations, watermark MICHALLET and initials

620 x 465 mm. (24 3/8 x 18 in.)


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. Mller also painted eight allegories in the same scheme.

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.