Oil/cardboard, 33 x 48,5 cm, lo. ri. sign. Max Wislicenus, on the reverse inscribed 'Rast fliehender Bauern in Polen Wola Wisniowa bei Wloszowa'. - German landscape a. figure painter from a family of artists. W. studied at the Düsseldorf academy under W. Sohn a. E. von Gebhardt. He moved to Munich a. continued his studies under B. Piglheim. He assisted his father in painting the Kaisersaal in Goslar. In 1896 he became professor in Breslau a. developed into one of the most important designer for woven wall hangings. - Lit.: Thieme-Becker, Vollmer.