The American Cyclopædia (1879)/Müller, Charles Louis
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MÜLLER, Charles Louis, popularly known as Müller de Paris, a French painter, born in Paris, Dec. 22, 1815. He studied under Cogniet and Gros, and in the school of fine arts, and in 1837 exhibited his first picture, “Christmas Morning.” From 1850 to 1853 he was director of the manufacture of Gobelin tapestry, and in 1864 he succeeded Flandrin in the academy of fine arts. Among his principal works are “The Martyrdom of St. Bartholomew,” “The Massacre of the Innocents,” “Primavera,” and “The Appeal of the Victims of the Reign of Terror.” The last, his masterpiece, contains portraits of the most illustrious victims. In 1855 he exhibited a large painting, Vive l'empereur, illustrating a poem by Méry, representing an episode in the battle before Paris, March 30, 1814, which gained for him a medal of the first class. Among his later works are “Desdemona” (1868), and “Lanjuinais at the Tribune” (1869).