Oil/canvas, 74 x 100 cm, lo. ri. sign. W. Geffcken. - German landscape, history a. figure painter, studied at the painting school Knirr in Munich as well as at the Académie Julian in Paris under B. Constant a. J.P. Laurens, after living in Italy for a longer time he settled in Munich a. joined the "Luitpold-Gruppe", renowned for his rococo genre motifs, his portraits, church interiors a. studio motifs. - Mus.: Hamburg, Karlsruhe, Mannheim, Bonn, Nürnberg u.a. - Lit.: Thieme-Becker, Vollmer, Bénézit, Rump, Der Neue Rump a. others.