1839 – Dresden – 1904
Carl Wilhelm Müller enrolled in the Dresden Academy in 1854 and was a pupil in Ludwig Richter’s studio from 1858 to 1864. In 1865 he travelled to Italy by way of Munich and Salzburg. He arrived in Rome in 1866 and stayed in Olevano in the late summer and early fall of that year. From September to October he shared lodgings in the Casa Baldi there together with Victor Paul Mohn (1842–1911) and Albert Venus (1842–1871). All three were pupils of Richter and all of them must have been aware that their teacher had stayed in the same place in September 1824.
This charming view through a loose row of red-leafed trees in autumn was made near Kupferberg (Měděnec) overlooking the Eger Graben (Oherský příkop) in the Erzgebirge (Krušné hory) in Bohemia, today part of the Czech Republic.