Watercolour, 33 x 24,5 cm, lo. ri. sign. Hans Bartels, framed under glass, uninspected out of frame. - Landscape a. figure painter. B. was pupil of R. Hardorff a. C. Oesterley in Hamburg before studying at the Düsseldorf academy under A. Schweitzer in 1876/77. He travelled extensively through Europe a. settled in Hamburg in 1881. In 1885 he moved to Munich. Among his many awards are gold medals in Berlin, Paris, Munich, Vienna a. Budapest. - Mus.: Hamburg (Kunsthalle, Mus. für Hamburg. Gesch.), Berlin (Nat. Gall.), München (Alte Pinakothek), Bremerhaven, Budapest a. others. - Lit.: Thieme-Becker, Rump, Der Neue Rump a. others.