Gabriel von Max




wood engravings, 1880


Gabriel von Max

Faust-Illustrationen [Illustrations of Faust]



portfolio of ten wood engravings by Wilhelm Hecht, after drawings by Gabriel von Max

plate dimensions: 51,2 x 40 cm (20 3/16 x 15 3/4 in.) or 40 x 51,2 cm (15 3/4 x 20 3/16 in.)

shown above is a detail of Plate 7


Extremely rare.  There has only been one copy on the market since 2008.

Exhibition History (this impression):

"Gabriel von Max: Be-tailed Cousins and Phantasms of the Soul," Frye Art Museum, Seattle, July 9-Oct. 30, 2011

Publication History (this impression):

Jo-Anne Birnie Danzker, ed., Gabriel von Max (Seattle: Frye Art Museum, 2011), ills. 1, 26-35, pgs. 2-3 (frontispiece) and 46.

General References:

Margaret Mary Richter, Gabriel Max: The Artist, The Darwinist and The Spiritualist, PhD dissertation, New York University, 1998 (Ann Arbor: UMI Dissertation Services, 1998), at pgs. 109-117 (discussing von Max's Faust portfolio).

Helena Pereña, "Bilder zu Goethes Faust," in Karin Althaus and Helmut Friedel, Gabriel von Max, Malerstar, Darwinist, Spiritist (München: Hirmer Verlag, 2010), at pp. 64-75.


The Daulton Collection