Oil/canvas, 53 x 70,5 cm, lo. ri. sign. A. Koester, on the stretcher label of the Kunsthandlung H. Sagert Berlin, very few small pigment loss. - We thank Dr. Mario-Andreas von Lüttichau for the oral confirmation of the authencity. - One of the most famous German animal painters, studied at the Karlsruhe academy among others by L. v. Kalckreuth, settled in Klausen in Tyrol, his works were shown on major exhibitions, in Munich, Berlin a. St. Louis he was awarded gold medals, after the outbreak of World War I he settled in Dießen by the Ammersee, made trips to Lake Constance to study the effects of large water expanses. - Mus.: München (Neue Pinakothek), Chemnitz, Graz, Breslau, Bukarest a. others. - Lit.: Boetticher, Thieme-Becker, Vollmer, Bénézit, Ruth Stein u. Hans Koester, A.K., Leben u. Werk, 1988.