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A Portrait

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Description A black-haired woman, clad in black with a red scarf, is shown shoulder-length posed against a neutral greenish-grey, shadowy ground. The lighting is from overhead, leaving the eyes in shadow. The subject's identity has not been ascertained. Müller became a member of the Académie des Beaux-Arts in 1864. He is well known for his portraits and historical paintings, particularly for the compositions.
Date Description Narrative
9/08/1981Treatmentvarnish removed; lined; loss compensation; inpainted; coated
  • From Rye to Raphael: The Walters Story. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2014-2016.
Provenance Purchased by William T. Walters (through George A. Lucas as agent), Baltimore, December 29, 1865 [1]; inherited by Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1894; by bequest to Walters Art Museum, 1931. [1] The Diary of George A. Lucas, p. 209.
Inscriptions [Signature] Lower right: C.L. Müller /; [Date] Lower right: 1852
Credit Acquired by William T. Walters, 1865 (?)

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oil on canvas
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H: 24 x W: 19 5/8 in. (61 x 49.8 cm); Framed H: 37 x W: 32 in. (93.98 x 81.28 cm)
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