21 November 2007
William James Müller (1812-1845)
Still-life with objects
signed with initials, inscribed and dated 'Turkish Utensils/Jan. 4 1844/WM' (lower left)
pencil and watercolour with gum arabic
10¾ x 9¾ in. (27.3 x 24.7 cm.)
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The present carefully observed watercolour was executed on Müller's second trip East. In the autumn of 1843 he travelled to Lycia as a member of the Lycian expedition.
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Offered to benefit a new scholarship initiative from Bennington College, this work distils the unique form of abstraction for which the artist would become famous
Ahead of the sale of portraits of four different muses, we focus on the women the artist came to depend on so passionately