MOLLER, Johannes Ludwig Heinrich

1813 - 1885

Johannes Moller

Johannes Ludwig Heinrich Möller, was born Falkenhagen (Rischenau), Lippe, Germany on 22 May and baptised at Evangelisch, Fakenhagen, Lippe on 27 May 1813, son of Christoph Mueller and his wife Anna Maria née Niemann. Möller went to Copenhagen in 1836 where he studied at the Academy from 1836 until 1840 also studying under Paul Delaroche in Paris in 1840. Royal Miniature Painter to Christian VIII of Denmark in 1843 and a naturalised Danish subject in 1844. He married at Vor Frue, Aalborg, Aalborg, Denmark on 29 July 1841, Elina Sophia Schoü (c1814-1870) and their daughter Elina Dorothea Caroline Petrea Møller was born in Copenhagen on 3 July 1846. He travelled extensively in search of commissions including Sweden between 1838 and 1850, Paris between 1840  and 1845, London 1851  and 18 61 and Russia in 1861. He painted miniature portraits of monarchs and various different important people and exhibited at the Paris Salon 1843 – 1847, at the Royal Academy 1847-1873 and achieved the status of member of the Copenhagen and St Petersburg academies. He was also known as J. (Chevalier) Möller; Johannes (Chevalier) Möller; Johannes Heinrich Ludwig Möller; Johannes Ludw. Heinr. Möller; Johan Ludwig Heinrich Møller and Johannes Møller. Towards the end of his life he settled in England and not strictly a Suffolk painter but in 1881, was a widower 'artist painter', boarding at 84 Guildhall Street, Bury St Edmund's, the home of Harriet Edith Payne [q.v.] and was probably giving Edith art instruction. He died at 21 Warrior Gardens, St Leonards-on-Sea, Hastings on 30 October 1885, aged 67, and his daughter Mathilda Elizabeth [Allen] (c1852-5 May 1910), was his executor.

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