Oil on canvas depicting a beautiful young woman holding a mirror, a child playing on her shoulder, amusing himself by covering his blond hair with the young woman's jet-black hair, and playing with her pearl necklace.
In the background, behind the parapet of a balcony, hollyhocks.
Signed lower right "Ch.Muller".
A pupil of Coignet and Gros, he was a historical painter, genre painter, portraitist and decorator.
He won several medals at the 1834, 1838, 1846, 1848 and 1855 Salons.
He was a member of the admission committee for the 1878 World Exhibition.
65x50 cm unframed.
Another version of this painting was sold in London in 2005, but of different dimensions (112x88 cm ).