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THE PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE COLLECTOR

William James Muller
FLORENCE, A VIEW OF THE CITY AND THE RIVER ARNO FROM SAN MINIATO
Estimate
25,00035,000
LOT SOLD. 33,750 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
189

THE PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE COLLECTOR

William James Muller
FLORENCE, A VIEW OF THE CITY AND THE RIVER ARNO FROM SAN MINIATO
Estimate
25,00035,000
LOT SOLD. 33,750 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

William James Muller
BRISTOL 1812 - 1845
FLORENCE, A VIEW OF THE CITY AND THE RIVER ARNO FROM SAN MINIATO

Provenance

Anonymous sale, London, Sotheby's, 13 July 1994, lot 119;
With Galerie Bernheimer, Munich.

Literature

N. Neal Solly, Memoir of the life of William James Muller, London 1875, p. 332;
C.G.E. Bunt, The art and life of William James Muller, Leigh-on-Sea 1948, p. 95.

Catalogue Note

Muller made a tour to the continent in 1834 with his friend and fellow painter, George Arthur Fripp (1813–1895). An account of the journey is given in Solly's biography, based on information provided by Fripp, who said of Muller that 'he never knew so pleasant a fellow to travel with... he possessed such a vein of humour and so much observation, that he had something amusing or witty to say on every passing event.'The pair travelled through Belgium, Germany and Switzerland before staying in Venice for two months. They arrived in Florence on 27 November and remained only a few days before continuing to Rome. Though Solly records that there was little time for sketching in the city, 'A Large Picture of Florence' is recorded among his 'Principal Oil-Pictures.'2

1. Solly 1875, p. 35.
2. Solly 1875, p. 332.

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