Adolph von Menzel

The Mother of writer Paul Heyse on her Deathbed

pencil on paper, 1862


Adolph von Menzel (Breslau 1815 – 1905 Berlin)

Portrait of writer Paul Heyse's Mother on her Deathbed


pencil on paper

18,6 x 23,3 cm

inscribed in the artist's hand below right in pencil: "Paul Heyse's Mutter"

The Daulton Collection

Provenance: from the artist's estate (with his estate stamp on the reverse)

The writer and playwright Paul Heyse (1830 Berlin - 1914 Munich) belonged to Menzel's inner circle of friends. Heyse's mother, Julie Heyse (1822-1862), nee Saaling, was a distant relative (cousin) of composer Felix Mendelssohn's mother.



The Daulton Collection

Los Altos Hills, California