Max Klinger

Mephisto in His Study,


ink on paper


Max Klinger (1857-1920)

"Mephisto in His Study";
also known as "Nocturnal Reading" ("Nächtliche Lektüre")


Pen and black ink and brush drawing in gray on wove paper, mounted on cardboard by artist

signed lower left "Max Klinger" and inscribed and dated in lower right: "Bruxelles 1879"

20 x 21 cm (paper); 32,4 x 26 (cardboard)


This drawing is a highly-finished study for an etching of 1880; see Singer catalogue raisonne, no. 258.


South German private collection

Publication History:

Jack Daulton
The Jack Daulton Collection
Los Altos Hills, California