Oil/wood, 19 x 29 cm, sign. a. dat. lo. le. 66 Wollheim, on the reverse sign. a. dat. again as well as titled. - Prov.: Gift of the artist to the grandfather of the consignor. - Landscape a. figure painter, studied at the Weimar academy under A. Egger-Lienz a. in Berlin under L. Corinth, in 1920 he settled in Düsseldorf a. became one of the leading exponents of the artists group "Junges Rheinland", after the Nazis rised to power he fled to New York, two great retrospectives in 1993 a. 2000 brought back the public attention to this artist, beyond his expressionist a. new objectivist landscapes he created large scale multi figured paintings inspired by manierist history painting. - Lit.: Thieme-Becker, Vollmer a. others.