He was a painter, ceramicist and photographer.
A student of François-Joseph Heim and of Ingres, Jules-Claude Ziegler exhibited his first works in 1828 and 1829. He began to exhibit at the Salon in 1832.
In 1830, he traveled to Italy and Germany, where he learned fresco painting with Peter von Cornelius. Named chargé de mission by the government in 1834, he studied ceramics and stained-glass painting in Germany. On his return, he founded an artistic stoneware works inspired by sixteenth- and seventeenth-century German stoneware in Voisinlieu, near Beauvais. From 1835 to 1838, he painted the dome of the Madeleine church in Paris.
His painting Saint Luc peignant la Vierge (1839; museum of Dunkerque, a copy at the Musée Magnin of Dijon) was copied by Whistler : Copy after Ziegler's 'La Vision de St Luc' y015.
'Jules Claude Ziegler', http://www.musee-delacroix.fr/