Macabre 19th Century Miniature Oil on Board
Beautifully rendered miniature rendition of the 1869 painting Der Anatomen (the Anatomist) by Gabriel Von Max (1840-1915) A wonderful macabre and erotic image depicting an anatomist gazing on the partially covered form of a beautiful naked woman.
The Czech/German Von Max was a fascinating individual, a professor of painting and student of various Occult philosophies. He spent his later years living with a menagerie of monkeys who were frequent subjects of his paintings.
This painting is unsigned on the face but very expertly rendered. On the back there is a semi-legible stamp on the board and what could possibly be a signature in pencil.
The painting is oil on board and measures approximately 4 x 5.5" with a framed dimension of 6.5 x 8.25"