Oil/cardboard, 50 x 40 cm, lo. ri. sign. a. dat. E. Wessel 53. - Hamburg landscape a. portrait painter, also painted still lifes a. nudes, studied at the Hamburg art school under A. Illies, study trips through Europe, founded the painting school 'Atelier Mensch', concentrated on North German motifs. - Mus.: Hamburg (Kunsthalle, Altonaer Mus.), München, Warschau. - Lit.: Vollmer, Rump, Der Neue Rump, Heydorn a. others.