A Portrait

Charles Louis Müller1852

The Walters Art Museum

The Walters Art Museum

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.

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  • Title: A Portrait
  • Creator: Charles Louis Lucien Müller (French, 1815-1892)
  • Date Created: 1852
  • External Link: For more information about this and thousands of other works of art in the Walters Art Museum collection, please visit art.thewalters.org
  • Roles: Artist: Charles Louis Lucien Müller (French, 1815-1892)
  • 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.
  • Object Type: oil paintings; portraits
  • Medium: oil on canvas
  • Inscriptions: [Signature] Lower right: C.L. Müller /; [Date] Lower right: 1852
  • Exhibitions: From Rye to Raphael: The Walters Story. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2014-2016.
  • Dimensions: 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)
  • Credit Line: Acquired by William T. Walters, 1865 (?)
  • Classification: Painting & Drawing
  • Accession Number: 37.75


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