Gabriel von Max


 Per Aspera!

oil on canvas, 1898

Gabriel von Max (1840 Prague - 1915 Munich)

Per aspera!


oil on canvas

22 5/8 x 16 3/4 in. (57.5 x 42.5 cm)

signed lower right "Gab. Max"

inscribed lower left "Per aspera!"


1898          Galerie Heinemann, Munich

1898 -- ?    Ferdinand Levin (1849-1901), Göttingen, a textile manufacturer who in 1899 commissioned as his residence the famous Levin Villa in Göttingen (later known as the Fridtjof-Nansen-Haus, now housing the Goethe-Institut Göttingen) 

Exhibition History:

2011     "Gabriel von Max: Be-tailed Cousins and Phantasms of the Soul," Frye Art Museum, Seattle, July 9-Oct. 30, 2011

Publication History:

La Ilustración Artística 18.903 (17 April 1899), 257, with the title "Una estrella" ["A star"], reproductive engraving.

Lou Charnon-Deutsch, Fictions of the Feminine in the Nineteenth-Century Spanish Press (University Park, Pennsylvania: Pennsylvania State University Press, 2000), pg. 34, fig. 15, with the title "Una estrella" ["A star"], reproductive engraving.

Jo-Anne Birnie Danzker, ed., Gabriel von Max (Seattle: Frye Art Museum, 2011), ill. 42, pg. 57.
Gabriel von Max, 
ast zu den sternen empor (Per Aspera), 
The Daulton Collection


Jack Daulton

The Jack Daulton Collection

Los Altos Hills, California