BORN 24 Jun 1802, Basel - DIED 22 Feb 1885, Roma, Lazio|
GRAVE LOCATION Roma, Lazio: Cimitero Acattolico, Via Caio Cestio 6 (Zona Seconda, 6. 32 (1870))
Rudolph Müller left his native Basel together with his friend Friedrich Horner when he was fifteen years old. Near Bern they met a family from England that supported their further education as painters in Paris. In 1822 they travelled to Naples where they worked for thriteen years. They were respected so much that they both received honourary citizenship. From 1838 onwards they lived in Rome. At the time of the Revolution of 1848 they ran out of work and were forced to return to Basel.
After a few years Müller returned to Rome, where he married Waldburga Güttinger from Zürich. The marriage lasted until his death in Rome in 1885. He was best known for his landscape paintings Naples and of Rome and the Campagna. His painting of the the tomb of Julius August at the Protestant Cemetery in Rome is now in Weimar.