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Müller, Johann Gotthard von

Ebba Krull

in Oxford Art Online


Published online January 2003 | e-ISBN: 9781884446054 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/gao/9781884446054.article.T060236

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(b Bernhausen, nr Stuttgart, May 4, 1747; d Stuttgart, March 14, 1830).

German draughtsman and engraver. He studied painting from 1764 to 1770 under Nicolas Guibal with the encouragement of Charles Eugene, Duke of Württemberg, at the latter’s academy of arts in Ludwigsburg, and engraving from 1770 to 1776 under Jean Georges Wille in Paris. In 1776 he became a member of the Académie Royale de Peinture et de Sculpture in Paris and returned to Stuttgart, where he became Director of the engraving class at the ‘Hohe Carlsschule’, the academy of arts founded by the Duke in Stuttgart in 1761. After its closure in 1798, Müller continued to run the engraving school and printing press as an independent venture. Müller, with Wille and Georg Friedrich Schmidt among the outstanding engravers of the period, was recognized in his own day and awarded numerous distinctions. The portrait of King Louis XVI of France after Jean-Claude Duplessis (1790) and the Battle of Bunker Hill near Boston, 17 June 1775...

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