Oil/canvas, 121 x 90,5 cm, up. le. sign. R. M. Eichler, on the stretcher titled 'Frühlingsblumen', min. dam. - German landscape, figure a. still life painter. E. studied at the Dresden academy 1889-93, thereafter until 1896 at the Munich academy under P. Hoecker. He worked for the magazines 'Jugend' a. 'Simplicissimus', in 1899 he was co-founder of the artist's group 'Die Scholle'. E. is a main exponent of neo-romantic painting around 1900. - Mus.: Berlin (Nat.-Gal.), München (Lenbach-Haus u.a.), Darmstadt a. others. - Lit.: Saur, Thieme-Becker, Vollmer.