Gabriel von Max


 Saint Cecilia

oil on canvas, 1879

Gabriel von Max

Saint Cecilia


oil on canvas

78 x 64 cm

Exhibition History:

1879     Galerie Mikuláš (Nikolaus) Lehmann, Prague.  See Michal Šimek, "Gabriel Max a Praha" ["Gabriel Max and Prague"], thesis, Univerzita Karlova, Prague, 2009, pgs. 86 and 129.

Publication History:

Friedrich von Boetticher, Malerwerke des neunzehnten Jahrhunderts, 4 volumes, Third, unchanged reprinting, (Hofheim am Taunus: H. Schmidt & C. Günther, 1979) (initially Fr. v. Boetticher's Verlag, Dresden 1891–1901), here volume one, second half, no. 74 (referenced without illustration) ("St. Caecilia, die Orgel spielend").

Karin Althaus and Helmut Friedel, eds., Gabriel von Max, Malerstar, Darwinist, Spiritist (München: Hirmer Verlag, 2010), p. 63, ill. 35 (as published on cabinet card by Verlag Nicolaus Lehmann, Prague).


An interesting comparison can be made between this painting and another painting in The Daulton Collection, "Song Without Words" (circa 1900-1915), a similar composition more than 20 years later with a monkey as its subject.


Jack Daulton

The Jack Daulton Collection

Los Altos Hills, California