The New International Encyclopædia/Müller, Charles Louis

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MÜLLER, mụ'lâr', Charles Louis (1815-92). A French historical painter. He was born in Paris, December 22, 1815, and was a pupil of Baron Gros and Léon Cogniet. He received a first-class medal at the Paris Exposition of 1846. Müller is best known by his masterpiece, the “Roll-Call of the Last Victims of the Reign of Terror,” formerly in the Luxembourg Museum (replica in possession of J. J. Astor, New York). Other works are: “Lady Macbeth” (1849), Amiens Museum; “Charlotte Corday in Prison” (1875), Corcoran Gallery, Washington; “Primavera” (1846) and “Haydée” (1848), Lille Museum; he also decorated the Salle d'Etat in the Louvre. His pictures are skillfully composed, but the coloring and drawing are mediocre.