The New International Encyclopædia/Müller, Friedrich (engraver)

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MÜLLER, Friedrich (1782-1816). A German engraver, born at Stuttgart. He first studied under his father, Johann Gotthard Müller, an engraver of note, and subsequently in Paris. In 1808 his engraving of “Saint John About to Write His Revelation,” after Domenichino, won him a high reputation, which was maintained by his “Adam and Eve Under the Tree of Life,” after Raphael. In 1814 he was appointed professor of engraving in the Dresden Academy, and the rest of his life was devoted to the execution of the plate of his greatest work, the “Madonna di San Sisto,” after Raphael. His health broke down under the labor imposed by this undertaking, and he did not live to see a finished print of his work. His engravings are only eighteen in number, mostly portraits, including Schiller, Jerome Bonaparte, Jacobi, and a medallion of Napoleon I.