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Lot 5

William James Müller, British 1812-1845-   Tivoli;   oil on canvas,...

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Lot 5

William James Müller,
British 1812-1845-
oil on canvas,...

Price Realised: £3,900

Estimate: £5,000 - £7,000

Price realised is hammer price plus fees (30% Buyers Premium inclusive of VAT).

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Lot 5


William James Müller,

British 1812-1845-




oil on canvas, signed and dated W Müller. 1835 (lower left), 133 x 93 cm


Provenance: Arthur Sanderson, by 1896; W.M. de Zoete, Layer Breton, Kelvedon, Christie's, London, 14 May 1919, lot 5 (70 gns to Mitchell): with Oscar and Peter Johnson, London, November 1971, as 'Tivoli near Temple of the Sibyls', where purchased for the present collection.


Exhibited: Birmingham, City of Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, William J Müller, 1896, no. 84, lent by Mr Arthur Sanderson.


Literature: C.G.E. Bunt, The Art and Life of William James Müller, Leigh-on-Sea, 1948, p.108.


Note: Müller went on an eight-month tour through Europe to Italy in 1834 with his fellow Bristolian artist and contemporary George Fripp (1813-96), returning in 1835. This large scene of Tivoli was one of a number of canvases that he produced on the subject on his return.



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The buyer shall pay the hammer price together with a premium thereon of 26% up to £20,000 (31.2% inclusive of VAT), 25% from £20,001 - £500,000 (30% inclusive of VAT), 20% from £500,001 thereafter (24% inclusive of VAT). The premium price is subject to VAT at the standard rate.

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