Private Collection, England.
Bears two stamps inscribed E and 59 in the upper left and right corners
Inscribed in pencil in the lower left corner Le Jeu/ (Musee de Lille)
Black chalk heightened with white on light blue paper, watermark MFDT
610 x 477 mm. (24 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.
A study for a painting of Le Jeu in the Muse des Beaux-Arts de Lille.