Oil/canvas, 86 x 131 cm, lo. ri. sign. Carl Rahtjen, min. pigment loss. - German landscape painter. After being trained as carpet dealer in England he studied painting at the Düsseldorf academy 1874-76 under H. Lauenstein, he continued his studies as master's student of C. Ludwig in Stuttgart until 1880. R. followed his teacher Ludwig to Berlin where he lived until 1894; thereafter he moved to Hamburg-Altona. - Mus.: Berlin, Hamburg. - Lit.: Boetticher, Thieme-Becker, Der Neue Rump.