Gabriel von Max

Nightly Prayer 

oil on canvas

circa 1880-1890


Nightly Prayer (Nächtliches Gebet) also known as Portrait of Ernestine Max (Bildnis Ernestine Max)

c. 1880-1890

oil on canvas

46,8 x 37,8 cm

upper right signed: Gab. Max and pictograph

Ernestine Max nee Harlander was the second wife of the artist Gabriel Max.

The cryptograph or pictograph on the subject's blouse reads: "Das ist das Ernestl das ich lieb" ("This is Ernestl I love so much").

detail showing cryptograph/pictograph on the subject's blouse:


Jack Daulton

The Daulton Collection

Los Altos Hills, California