Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 120 (Sale info: For Sale).
Son of S.G. Muller. Stuttgart, 1783-1816. Gr. F. This engraving is the gem of this collection, as the painting is of the Dresden Gallery. Muller's last and greatest work. He concentrated all his powers upon it. In its execution his soul and existence seemed to be wrapped up. Constant application affected his health; he lived only to finish the plate, and see a proof of it, two days before his death. It was suspended over his bier as he lay dead. Magnificent impression on India paper; one of the twelve impressions drawn immediately after the proofs for presents to the publisher's friends; exquisite in harmony and brilliant in every line. . . . Dr. L. Thies, writing in 1861, with this sheet before him, says, "It is the genuine thing--it is, of course, not only before any retouch whatever, but it is of the very first impressions--it is a jewel." Internal evidence of the earliness of this impression is found in the lines drawn by the engraver of the dedication, yet remaining on the print. For sale. [P. 36; the words "very first" appear in italics in the catalogue; ellipses appear in the catalogue.]
Third Cincinnati Industrial Exposition. Official Catalogue of the Works of Painting, Sculpture and Engraving, exhibited in the Art Department. 1872. Cincinnati: Wrightson & Co., Printers, Stereotyped at the Franklin Type Foundry, 168 Vine Street, Cincinnati.