Oil/wood, 20,5 x 26,5 cm, lo. le. sign. H. Koch München. - Still life a. figure painter, initially trained by his father, started studying sculpting at the Nuremberg academy before studying painting at the Munich academy under L. v. Löfftz a. W. Lindenschmitt 1877-82, joined the Münchener Künstlergenossenschaft, since 1833 he exhibited at the Munich academy a. the Glaspalast as well as on other major exhibitions, paintings by his hand were in the possession of empress Elisabeth of Austria a. prince regent Luitpold of Bavaria.