The American Cyclopædia (1879)/Müller, William John

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MÜLLER, William John, an English painter, born in Bristol in 1812, died there, Sept. 8, 1845. He studied with J. B. Pyne, the landscape painter, and in 1833-'4 made a tour through Germany, Switzerland, and Italy. In 1838-'9 he made a tour through Greece and Egypt, among the results of which were two landscapes, “Athens from the Road to Marathon,” and “Memnon, or Ruins at Gornou in Egypt at Sunset.” In 1843 he accompanied Sir Charles Fellows on his expedition in quest of the Xanthian marbles. Five pictures of Asiatic scenery in the exhibition of 1845 were, like previous contributions, treated with neglect, and soon after he was seized with illness, the result of mortification, from which he never recovered. His pictures subsequently commanded high prices, and a collection of 300 sketches was sold soon after his death for £4,360.