Gabriel von Max

 Illustration to Mendelssohn's "Songs Without Words"

watercolor, 1862

Gabriel von Max (1840-1915)

Illustration to Mendelssohn's "Songs Without Words"                        




     watercolor over graphite and black ink on off-white paper

     28,7 x 34,3 cm (11 5/16 x 13 1/2 in.)

     signed and dated in red watercolor at lower left in body of drawing: "Gab. Max 1862"

Inscribed in black ink below drawing: four bars of Mendelssohn’s music; inscribed at lower right below music: F. Mendelssohn-Bartholdy. Lieder ohne Worte. 6tes Heft.

The original mat backing carried  the following inscription: Spinnstube. Illustration zu einer Melodie / von Felix Mendelssohn- Bartholdy aus “Lieder ohne Worte” / Vorlage zu einem Blatt aus der 12-Blatt-Folge “Phantasiebilder aus Tonstücken,” die 1863 in photogr. / Reproduktionen in Wien erschien.  [Spinning Room. Illustration to a melody / by Felix Mendelssohn- Bartholdy from "Songs without Words" / Template to a sheet from the 12-sheet series "Fantasia from pieces of clay," which appeared in 1863 in photogr. / Reproductions in Vienna.]



Publication History:

1863     "Phantasiebilder aus Tonstücken," 12-Blatt-Folge, Wien (Vienna)


Jack Daulton

The Daulton Collection

Los Altos Hills, California