Oil/cardboard, 50,5 x 72 cm, lo. ri. sign. a. dat. Rudolf Hardorff 1883, on the frame label of gallery Commeter, min. craquelure. - One of the earliest Hamburg marine painters, trained by his father Gerdt H. sen., travelled the Baltic Sea, England a. Scotland, in 1839 he was in Berlin, but in 1843 he settled in Hamburg where he later became honourary member of the Hamburger Künstlerverein. - Mus.: Hamburg (Kunsthalle, MK&G), Hannover. - Lit.: Thieme-Becker, Rump, Der Neue Rump.