Oil/canvas, 131 x 169 cm, lo. ri. sign. a. dat. Fritz Mackensen Worpswede 1898, on the stretcher on label of the 'Ständige Kunstausstellung Weimar' titled 'Herbstabend', another label of the Kunstverein Leipzig, on the frame exhibition label of the Hamburger Kunstverein in the Hamburger Kunsthalle. - Exh.: Weimar, Leipzig, Hamburg. - The Worpswede church is visible on the horizon. - Mackensen, one of the most important German landscape painters at the turn of the century was co-founder of the Worpswede artist colony. Together with O. Modersohn a. F. Overbeck he studied since 1884 at the Düsseldorf academy under P. Janssen, thereafter at the Munich academy under W. v. Diez a. F. A. v. Kaulbach. Already in 1884 he had visited Worpswede for the first time, and in 1889 he founded the artist's colony together with Modersohn a. H. am Ende. It was later joined among others by H. Vogeler a. P. Modersohn-Becker. The latter, the most prominent painter of the colony, was taught painting by M. since 1898. In 1910 M. became director of the Weimar academy but returned to Worpswede in 1918. He was founding director of the Bremen academy in 1934. Among his many awards was the Villa Romana prize in 1907. His lifetime achievements were honoured with the Goethe medal in 1941. - Mus.: Worpswede, Bremen, Weimar, Hannover, Oldenburg. - Lit.: Thieme-Becker, Vollmer, Bénézit.