The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Müller, Johann Gotthard von

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MÜLLER, Johann Gotthard von, German engraver: b. Bernhausen, near Stuttgart, 4 May 1747; d. Stuttgart, 14 March 1830. After studying under Guibal, the painter, he turned to engraving, and in 1770 went to Paris, where, under Willie, he studied for six years, and after winning several prizes was elected to membership in the French Academy. Returning in 1776 to Stuttgart, he taught there for nine years. While there he was called to Paris to engrave a portrait of Louis XVI. This is regarded as his most important work, next to which may be ranked his ‘Battle of Bunker Hill,’ after Trumbull; ‘Madonna della Seggiola,’ after Raphael, etc. He was knighted in 1818.