Albert von Keller


Study for Raising of the Dead


oil on cardboard

Albert von Keller (Swiss-German, 1844-1920)
Study for Raising of the Dead (Auferweckung), also known as The Raising of the Daughter of Jairus
oil on cardboard
19 x 31.5 cm
signed and dated lower right A. Keller 1884
"Since the late 1870s, Albert von Keller worked on a painting that is considered the most important of his occult phase, which was essentially influenced by the psychotherapist [forensic psychologist] Albert von Schrenck-Notzing.  Keller's painting "Auferweckung", which was completed in 1885, today in the Neue Pinakothek, was created under the influence of hypnotic experiences and spiritualist meetings organized by Schrenck-Notzing. The painting, which narrates the story of the resurrection of the daughter of Jairus, described in the Gospels, was preceded by countless oil studies and drawings, based on living models as well as corpses. This small sketch study, focused on the moment of awakening, gives an impressive insight into the painter's work process." KF
Jack Daulton
The Daulton Collection