Louis Mettling (French, 1847-1904) noted painter born in 1847 in Dijon, Côte- d'Or, France to English parents. He is primarily known for his oil paintings in the style of the old Dutch Masters including: portraits, landscapes, historical scenes, cityscapes, genre & interiors, and still lifes. He studied at the École des Beaux-Arts in Lyons, was a pupil under Alexandre Cabanel (French, 1823-1889) and maintained studios in Neuilly-sur-Seine and also in Paris. He first exhibited in the Paris Salon in 1880, and later won two awards of honorable mention at the 1888 Salon and again at the 1889 Exposition Universelle in Paris. Mettling died on March 6, 1904 in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France (some sources state he died in Rueil, Seine-et-Oise, France).
(Written by Mark Strong of Meibohm Fine Arts, Inc., East Aurora, NY, meibohmfinearts.com, sources: books.google.com, online digitized book, Memorial Catalogue of the French and Dutch Loan Collection: Edinburgh International Exhibition 1886, by William Ernest Henley, Published by David Douglas, 1888; books.google.com, online digitized book, The Art Collector: A Journal Devoted to the Arts and the Crafts, Vols. 5 & 6 (Vol. 5, No. 11, April, 1894), by Alfred Trumble; books.google.com, online digitized book, General Catalogue of Objects in the Museum, The Art Institute of Chicago, August, 1901; baumanconservation.com, brief biographical information; ebooksread.com, brief biographical information, “Panama-Pacific International Exposition France. Commission. Fine arts, French section. Catalogue of works in painting, drawings, sculpture, medals-engravings and lithographs online”; books.google.com, online digitized book, Dictionnaire Général des Artistes de l'école Française, by Émile Bellier de la Chavignerie, Louis Auvray, 1885; documents.mx, brief biographical information translated from German; scribd.com, online digitized book, A History of Painting: The Modern Genius, by Haldane MacFall, London, T.C. and E.C. Jack, 1911.)