Gabriel von Max

Study of Deceased Person

pencil on paper

circa 1860

Gabriel Max (1840-1915)

Study of a Deceased Person, possibly after Paul Delaroche's "Le Jeune Martyre" ["The Young Martyr"] of 1855

pencil on paper, a page from a sketchbook
24 x 19 cm
circa 1860

Estate stamp in ink lower right (Nachlass Gabriel von Max)


This drawing is from the same sketchbook as The Daulton Collection's sheet "Studies after Delaroche."

According to 19th-century art historian Dr. Agathon Klemt, Gabriel Max, as a young artist,  studied and was profoundly influenced by a photographic publication that reproduced all of the work of Paul Delaroche, who had died in 1858.  See: Agathon Klemt, "Gabriel Max und seine Werke," in Die Graphischen Künste, ed. Oskar Berggruen, Jahrgang IX., Heft I (Wien: Gesellschaft für Vervielfältigende Kunst, 1886/87) 1-12, discussion at pgs. 4 and 8.  See also: Adolf Kohut, "Gabriel Max," Westermanns illustrierte deutsche Monatshefte 54 (1883),173-186, who at pgs. 179-180 also notes the influence of the photographs  of Delaroche's work. The publication in question was likely: Oeuvre de Paul Delaroche, reproduit en Photographie par Bingham (Paris, 1858).


The Daulton Collection