Private Collection, England.
Estate stamp Oeuvres de Ch.L.Muller
Inscribed in pencil Le Jeu/ (Musee de Lille) in pencil, lower left
Black chalk heightened with white on grey paper
605 x 465 mm. (23 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.