Oil/masonite, 69,5 x 78,5 cm, lo. ri. sign. Mechlen. - Landscape, still life a. figure painter, studied at the Krefeld school of applied arts under J. Thorn-Prikker a. under A. Illies in Hamburg, member of the Hamburger Künstlerverein, the Hamburgische Künstlerschaft a. the artist's association 'Niederelbe', travelled repeatedly to Italy.