10 June 2003
William James Muller (1812-1845)
Hampstead Heath, the Bird Trap
signed 'W. Müller' (lower right)
oil on canvas
16½ x 23 in. (42 x 58.4 cm.)
with W.W. Sampson & Son, London.
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Muller painted a number of versions of this charming subject in the last few years of his life. He often made sketching excursions to Hampstead, where the sand-pits were his favourite subject.
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