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Creator:
William James Muller, 1812–1845, British
Title:

A Castle Above an Estuary

Date:
ca. 1831
Medium:
Watercolor, goauche, and graphite on medium, smooth, cream wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 11 5/16 x 16 3/8 inches (28.7 x 41.6 cm) and Image: 4 11/16 x 10 1/2 inches (11.9 x 26.7 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, lower left: "D385/ W.J. Müller 1812-1845 (underlined) | Watermark 1831. An early drawing c1832. | Müller had become acquainted in 1831, through the | Rev James Bulwer of Chifton(?), with Cotman's Drawings | -see C. F. Bell's monographs on M. E.(?) Cotman in | Walker's Quarterlies. | LGD"; in graphite, lower right: "No.150"; on back, lower center: "D385 W.J. Müller 1812-1845 (underlined) | watermark 1831 | LGD | The influence of Cotman in this Drawing is very strong. | Müller had become acquainted, c.1830-31, with the Drawings | of J.S. Cotman - see C.F. Bell's monographs on M. E.(?) Cotman in | Walker's Quarterly No 21 - p.14."

watermarked: "ATMAN 1831"

Signed in brown ink, lower center: "Muller"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.5085
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
castle | estuary | figure | hills | landscape | path | road | sailboats | walking
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:14616
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