Gabriel von Max

Phantom Katie King,

1897 or earlier,

oil on canvas


Gabriel von Max

"The Phantom Katie King"


1897 or earlier

oil on canvas

44 x 37 cm

framed dimensions: 56,3 x 49,3 cm



Signed upper left: G. Max

Titled upper right: Phantom Katie King

Catalogue Raisonné: Richter 460

Margaret Mary Richter, Gabriel Max: The Artist, The Darwinist and The Spiritualist, PhD dissertation, New York University, 1998 (Ann Arbor: UMI Dissertation Services, 1998), cat. no. 460, at pg. 512 (not illustrated).


1897          Galerie Heinemann, Munich

1897-- ?     G. W. Grommé (1836-1901), Bremen (a merchant/businessman in St.                         Petersburg and Bremen)

1982          Galerie Koller, Zurich, auction, November 12, 1982, no. 5212


Michelle Foot, Modern Spiritualism and Scottish Art: Scots, Spirits and Séances, 1860-1940 (forthcoming).
framed view:
In the late 19th century, Gabriel von Max's painting "The Phantom Katie King" was reproduced as a wood engraving which circulated widely:
Gabriel Max
"Phantom Katie King"
wood engraving after the painting
circa late 19th century


Jack Daulton

The Jack Daulton Collection

Los Altos Hills, California