Muller, Johann Baptist

Muller, Johann Baptist a celebrated German painter of sacred subjects, was born at Gerartsried, in Bavaria, and studied art at the Academy of Munich under Eberhard, and later under Hess. The latter he assisted in the frescos of the All Saints' Chapel, and painted independently The Baptism of Christ. From 1842 to 1849 he painted for the king of Prussia, and these works were afterwards presented to the Cologne cathedral. Later he painted many sacred subjects on altars and church windows. He died at Munich in 1869. Jeremiah upon the ruins of Jerusalem is regarded as his best oil-painting. Many of his works have been reproduced in lithography, engravings, and chromos. See Nagler, Allgemeines Kunstler-Lexikon, s.v.

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