Wed, Oct 18, 2017 10:00AM EDT - Thu, Oct 19, 2017 10:00AM EDT
AUGUST MULLER (GERMAN 1836-1885)
Reading by the Cradle,
oil on canvas
94 x 76 cm (37 x 30 in.)
signed August Muller and inscribed Munich lower left
August Muller was a celebrated genre painter of the Munich School. His depictions of cheerful moments of rustic family life struck a chord with Bavarian collecting public. Most of his paintings to have come to auction in the past 10 years have been considerably smaller than the present lot, and less detailed as well. Reading by the Cradle, with its hints of Vermeer, shows Muller at the peak of his talents, demonstrating his refined brushwork, impeccable attention to detail, broad palette, and mastery of chiaroscuro.