Tlos, Lycia
Müller left England for Asia Minor in the second week of September 1843. The archaeologist Sir Charles Fellows (1799-1860 had recommended Lycia, from where he had only recently returned, for its beauty and picturesqueness, and invited Müller to accompany his fourth expedition to Turkey. Müller travelled there independently but was accompanied by his pupil Henry Johnson, who provided Müller's biographer N. Neal Solly with an account of the tour, which, together with letters written by the artist, give a detailed picture of the journey.

Müller met up with Fellows' expedition on 22 October 1843 at Xanthus but did not stay with its encampment in the ruins of the ancient city. Müller was therefore free to sketch whatever he pleased and his sketches reflect the fact that he was more inspired by the magnificent local scenery than by the individual ruins. He remained at Xanthus for three months making excursions up the valley to Tlos, one of the principal cities of ancient Lycia, which lies on the east side of the Xanthus valley. He arrived back in England in May 1844.
Mrs Hines (a letter accompanies the drawing addressed to her from Henry Wemyss of Sotheby’s); The Ruskin Gallery, Stratford on Avon (previously the Palser Gallery, King St. London); with Philip Goodman, Norwich
Dimensions
Height 29.00 cm (11.42 inches)
Width 54.00 cm (21.26 inches)
Stock Code
VH696
Medium
Watercolour
Signed/Inscribed
Signed and inscribed 'Tlos WJM'
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