Oil/canvas, 72,5 x 100 cm, lo. le. sign. a. dat. Ludwig Dettmann 91, very min. rest. - The depicted children are those of Dettmanns sponsor, Eduard Steinle in front of his house in the former Bassinstr. 18 at the Feenteich in Hamburg. A smaller variation of the painting is in the Museumsberg Flensburg. - Exh.: Ludwig Dettmann - Zwischen Avantgarde und Anpassung, Flensburg 2008. Cf. the respective catalogue, fig. 16. - Landscape, portrait, genre a. flower painter, one of the pioneers of impressionism in Germany, studied 1894-97 at the Hamburg school of applied arts, thereafter at the Berlin Academy under E. Bracht, F. Skarbina a. A.v. Werner, in 1900 he became head of the Königsberg Academy, together with M. Liebermann a. W. Leistikow he was one of the co-founders of the Berlin secession in 1898. - Mus.: Berlin (Nat.-Gal.), Hamburg (Kunsthalle, Altonaer Museum), Breslau, Flensburg a. others - Lit.: Boetticher, Thieme-Becker, Vollmer, Bénézit, Rump, Der Neue Rump, Potzal "L.D. - Zwischen Avantgarde u. Anpassung" (2008) a. others.