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£1,700

ARCHIBALD HERMAN MULLER (1878-1960) UNTILTED, SIGNED BOTTOM LEFT, OIL ON CANVAS

Size: 23.5 x 23.5 inches

Provenance:

Acquired from a British Lady

Footnotes:

Archibald Herman Müller (1878-1960), a luminary of 20th-century Indian art,
stands as one of its greatest talents, renowned for a series of academically realistic
paintings. Born in Cochin, Kerala, in 1878, Müller garnered early acclaim during his formative
years at the Madras School of Art. Subsequently, he honed his skills at his brother's
photography studio in Madras (now Chennai), specializing in watercolor. Müller's artistic
repertoire primarily revolved around the portrayal of Indian mythology, where he
demonstrated remarkable prowess as both a mythologist and landscapist.Immersed in the
nationalist fervor of his time, Müller drew inspiration from Indian epics, notably the
Mahabharata and Ramayana, infusing his work with a deep understanding of human
anatomy. His naturalism-oriented approach, marked by precise detailing, captured the
essence of Indian folklore with ethereal landscapes radiating serenity. A dedicated traveler,
Müller sought inspiration from diverse locales, reflecting in the richness of his
landscapes.Müller's exceptional talent garnered awards such as the gold medal from the
Bombay Art Society and the Governor's Prize in Bombay. His artworks found a global
audience, exhibited in museums worldwide and acquired by esteemed private collections,
including Buckingham Palace, London. Notable masterpieces like "Princess Giving a Gift to a
Brahmin Boy" and "The Naga Princess and Shakuntala in the Court of Dushyant" showcase
his prowess in historical and mythological portraiture. After resurfacing in recent auctions,
Müller's legacy has experienced renewed appreciation, reaffirming his pivotal role in the
historical and artistic tapestry of India. A H Müller spent a significant period living and
working in Jodhpur, Rajasthan, leaving an indelible mark on the cultural landscape.

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Hammer

£1,700

ARCHIBALD HERMAN MULLER (1878-1960) UNTILTED, SIGNED BOTTOM LEFT, OIL ON CANVAS

Size: 23.5 x 23.5 inches

Provenance:

Acquired from a British Lady

Footnotes:

Archibald Herman Müller (1878-1960), a luminary of 20th-century Indian art,
stands as one of its greatest talents, renowned for a series of academically realistic
paintings. Born in Cochin, Kerala, in 1878, Müller garnered early acclaim during his formative
years at the Madras School of Art. Subsequently, he honed his skills at his brother's
photography studio in Madras (now Chennai), specializing in watercolor. Müller's artistic
repertoire primarily revolved around the portrayal of Indian mythology, where he
demonstrated remarkable prowess as both a mythologist and landscapist.Immersed in the
nationalist fervor of his time, Müller drew inspiration from Indian epics, notably the
Mahabharata and Ramayana, infusing his work with a deep understanding of human
anatomy. His naturalism-oriented approach, marked by precise detailing, captured the
essence of Indian folklore with ethereal landscapes radiating serenity. A dedicated traveler,
Müller sought inspiration from diverse locales, reflecting in the richness of his
landscapes.Müller's exceptional talent garnered awards such as the gold medal from the
Bombay Art Society and the Governor's Prize in Bombay. His artworks found a global
audience, exhibited in museums worldwide and acquired by esteemed private collections,
including Buckingham Palace, London. Notable masterpieces like "Princess Giving a Gift to a
Brahmin Boy" and "The Naga Princess and Shakuntala in the Court of Dushyant" showcase
his prowess in historical and mythological portraiture. After resurfacing in recent auctions,
Müller's legacy has experienced renewed appreciation, reaffirming his pivotal role in the
historical and artistic tapestry of India. A H Müller spent a significant period living and
working in Jodhpur, Rajasthan, leaving an indelible mark on the cultural landscape.

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