Gabriel von Max

 

The Artist and His Wife at Dinner with Monkeys

 

Gabriel von Max


Selbstbildnis mit Ehefrau Ernestine und zwei Affen am Tisch [Self-Portrait at Dinner with his wife Ernestine and Two Monkeys]                        

      

     circa 1914  

 

     Mixed media (ink and gouache) on paper

     Measurements in cm: 17,7 x 26,0 (image)

                                        39,4 x 49,4 (frame)

 

     Verso inscribed: Ambach

 

     From the Estate of the Artist


Discussion:


The dark monkey at the far left appears to be Gabriel von Max's favorite monkey, a female capuchin monkey named Paly that he owned since around 1901 until its death in 1915; the other monkey appears to be a green monkey (Chlorocebus sabaeus).


For a 1914 albumen print photograph of Gabriel von Max, his wife Ernestine, and these two monkeys in the collection of the Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich, see Karin Althaus and Helmut Friedel, eds., Gabriel von Max, Malerstar, Darwinist, Spiritist (München: Hirmer Verlag, 2010), p. 314, ill. 321. 



Exhibition History:


"Gabriel von Max, Malerstar, Darwinist, Spiritist," Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus und Kunstbau, Munich, October 23, 2010 - January 30, 2011


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



Publication History:


Im Haus des Affenmalers Gabriel Max (1980), a film by Percy Adlon


Karin Althaus and Helmut Friedel, eds., Gabriel von Max, Malerstar, Darwinist, Spiritist (München: Hirmer Verlag, 2010), p. 322, ill. 314.


Aleš Filip and Roman Musil, eds., Gabriel von Max (1840-1915) (Prague: Arbor vitae, 2011), ill. 247, pg. 190.


Jo-Anne Birnie Danzker, ed., Gabriel von Max (Seattle: Frye Art Museum, 2011), ill. 78, pg. 102.


Nathalie Bondil, "Gabriel von Max: 'Peintre de Singes et de Madones'," L'Objet d'Art, No. 573 (December 2020), pgs. 38-47, illustrated at pg. 41.

Contact:

The Daulton Collection

info@gabrielvonmax.com