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Johann Jakob Mueller (1762-1817)-Attrib. "Portrait of a Girl", Miniature, 1810s 750 EUR - 50% DISCOUNT = 375,00 EUR
Johann Jakob Mueller (1762-1817)-Attrib. "Portrait of a Girl", Miniature, 1810s
750 EUR - 50% DISCOUNT = 375,00 EUR
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Johann Mueller (Müller) was born on the 6th of December 1762 (and not in 1755 as suggested in "Schweizerischer Künstler-Lexikon"; see our image nr.20) in Waldkirch by Saint-Gall (St. Gallen) in Switzerland. Still as a poor peasant youth, Mueller was drawing red chalk head studies. In 1780, in St. Gallen, an opportunity arose for him to copy a number of engravings using crayon manner, as well as to make portrait drawings of whole families from the region. By doing so, Mueller always sketched only the left (sic!) side of a person's profile. He left St. Gallen for Zurich and Basel. In Basel, he turned to drawing portraits with silver point instead of red chalk and using a smaller-scale format (practically as miniatures). From that point on, he set off on travels throughout different places in Germany, where he then discovered the wealthy clientele. He usually wintered in St. Gallen.
Condition: good in original German brass and wood frame from late 18th century (frame has a crack on the wooden part)
Creation Year: 1810's
Measurements: UNFRAMED:9,8x8,0cm/3,9x3,1in FRAMED: 12,2x10,4cm/4,8x4,1in
Object Type: Framed watercolor
Style: Portrait miniatures
Technique: silverpoint and watercolor on card
Inscription: verso: dedication written by pre-owner much later
Creator: Johann Jakob Mueller (Müller)
Creator Dates: 1762 Waldkirch-1817 Munich
Nationality: Swiss/ German
OBS: Austrian mail refunds cases of loss or damage with maximum EUR 500.
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