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Gillingham Church, Kent

  • About the work
    Location
    Country: UK
    City: London
    Place: Government Hospitality, Lancaster House
  • About the artist
    William James Müller was born in Bristol, the son of a Prussian émigré, naturalist and curator. At 15 he was apprenticed to James Baker Pyne. He also sketched with a local curate. Müller travelled widely, visiting Belgium, Switzerland, Italy, Egypt, Greece, France and Turkey. His work includes watercolours of the Bristol riots, views of the Acropolis and illustrations for the publication ‘Müller’s Sketches of the Age of Francis 1st'. He is best known for depicting the monuments of the Near East. He also made sketching trips along the Thames and to Somerset and Rowen, North Wales. In 1839 he settled in Bloomsbury and joined a group of artists called the Clipstone Street Academy. His health declined rapidly from 1844 and he died aged just 33.
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  • Details
    Title
    Gillingham Church, Kent
    Date
    1837
    Medium
    Oil on canvas
    Dimensions
    height: 38.00 cm, width: 61.50 cm
    Acquisition
    Purchased from the Jeremy Maas Gallery, July 1973
    Inscription
    sdbr
    Provenance
    With Steven & Brown, London; from whom purchased by J. S. Maas & Co. Ltd., London, on 7 December 1972; from whom purchased by the Department of the Environment in July 1973
    GAC number
    10661