Charles-Louis-Lucien Mller
Paris 1815-1892 Paris
An Old Man in Profile, and a study of a Hand

PROVENANCE: Henry Strachey.

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.