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The Raising of the Daughter of Jairus
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The Raising of the Daughter of Jairus

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Description In an incident from the New Testament, related in the Gospels of Mark and Luke, Christ raises from the dead the 12-year-old daughter of Jairus, a leader of the synagogue. The model for Christ has been identified as Joseph Mair, who played the role of the Lord in the famous Oberammergau Passion Play, and the artist's first wife, Emma Kitzinger, is thought to have posed for the daughter of Jairus. In the right corner, a realistically painted beetle is crawling towards the girl's pillow, and on her arm a fly achieves the same trompe l'oeil. Max was born in Prague, now the capital of the Czech Republic, but was trained in Vienna, Austria, and Munich, Germany, where he later became a professor. He is particularly noted for his sentimental, religious subjects.
Date Description Narrative
10/04/1966Treatmentvarnish reduced; coated; lined; inpainted
  • German 19th Century Paintings and Drawings. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1983.
Provenance Wimmer and Co., Munich, 1881 [mode of acquisition unknown]; Herber R. Bishop [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Herber R. Bishop Sale, American Art Association, New York, January 19, 1906, no. 58; Emile Rey, Hotel Lafayette, New York, January 19, 1906, by purchase; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1906, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] Lower right: G. Max; [Date] Lower right: 1881; [Stencil] On canvas: Wimmer & Co. / Gallery of Fine Arts / Munich; [Stencil] On canvas: Fritz Schachinger / M√ľnchen; [Number] In black chalk: M 3900 / Friedrich
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1906

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oil on canvas
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H: 28 5/16 x W: 34 5/8 in. (71.9 x 87.9 cm)
Location Within Museum
Not On View


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