Albert von Keller


Study for "Auferweckung" [Resurrection]

c. 1882, oil on canvas

Albert von Keller (Swiss-German, 1844-1920)

Study for Auferweckung [Resurrection] (Oskar A. Müller Collection/Kunsthaus Zurich version, 151 x 226,5 cm), 
also known as Raising of the Dead or The Raising of the Daughter of Jairus

c. 1882

oil on canvas
46.5 x 69.5 cm
signed lower right Albert V. Keller
Stenciled in red on the back of the canvas is the following:  Malerleinnand [Malerleinwand? artist's canvas] von A. Schulzman, Munchen.

Conserved by Andrea Rothe (formerly, Senior Paintings Conservator, Getty Museum) and Jeanne McKee-Rothe (formerly, Conservator, Norton Simon Museum).

Exhibition History:

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

Publication History:

Jo-Anne Birnie Danzker, ed., Gabriel von Max (Seattle: Frye Art Museum, 2011), ill. at pg. 34, cat. no. 18.

Heidrun Katharina Künzel, Jairi Tochter im 19. Jahrhundert: Studien zur Bildgeschichte eines religiösen Motivs [Jairi's Daughter in the Nineteenth Century: Studies in the Pictorial History of a Religious Motif] (Berlin: Lit Verlag, 2021), pg. 312, not illustrated, but referenced, and described thus:

"This version also differs from the above-mentioned [much larger Kunsthaus Zurich] version in the following details: a man sits at the head of the sarcophagus and turns his head with downcast eyes to the child lying in front of him and the background against which the events take place is a mostly closed wall."  (English translation from the German original)

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