Emma von Müller (Austrian, 1859-1925)

  • Sold

Emma von Müller (Austrian, 1859-1925)

A Girl Writing by Lamp Light

Oil on Canvas

  • Signed 'E v Müller' and inscribed 'München' upper right.
  • Painting - 50cm x 54cm
  • Frame - 64cm x 67cm 

Lot Notes

A superb example of the work of highly regarded genre painter Emma von Müller  depicting a girl writing by lamp light.  Signed and inscribed upper right.


In very fine condition.  The canvas not lined, and with a single patched repair to the background upper right.  Clean, attractive, well framed and ready to hang.

Artist Information

Emma von Müller (also known as Edle von Seehof and Emma Müller-Thiele) (born 1859 in Innsbruck, died 1925 in Munich) was an Austrian artist known for producing genre art and portraits set in Tyrol and Bavaria.  She was a student of the artist Franz von Defregger who taught at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich.  Emma von Müllers had an excellent painting technique consistent with the Munich school. She is known for her sensitive portraits of young girls dressed in Austrian and Bavarian folk costumes.  Her works were reproduced in magazines of the period. Some of her genre paintings like "Guter Appetit" ("good appetite") or "Besuch" ("the visit") have been shown at exhibitons in Vienna and Munich during the late 1880s and early 1890s.  In 1893 her paintings were exhibited at the Tyrolean regional fair amongst other works of Tyrolean artists living in Munich. Her painting "Guter Appetit" ("good appetite") won a bronze medal at the artist fair at the Crystal Palace in London.