Angels making music
Sold Without Reserve
Paris 1815 - 1892
Angels making music
512 by 348 mm; 20 ⅛ by 13 ⅝ in
Hinge mounted to the upper edge. The sheet has very slightly discolored and there are two very narrow bands of surface dirt to the upper and lower edges. There is a small repaired tear to the lower right corner, some small nicks to the lower edge and a minor crease line to the upper right corner. There is evidence of conservation tape to the verso of the four corners. The medium itself is still in good condition throughout.
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It has been suggested that the figures in this work are preparatory studies for one of Muller's paintings in Notre-Dame des Victoires in Paris, although a firm connection has thus far not been forthcoming. A closely comparable study depicting a Flying angel playing alyre, also acquired from Galerie de Bayser in the 1990s, is in the British Museum.1
1. Inv. no. 1990,1006.15