Watercolour, 31 x 44 cm, lo. ri. sign. a. dat. Ivo Hauptmann 1938, lo. le. inscribed 'Elbe', matted a. framed under glass, uninspected out of frame. - Landscape a. figure painter, eldest son of the Nobel prize winner Gerhart Hauptmann. H. studied in Paris, under L. Corinth in Berlin a. at the Weimar Academy. Among his friends were O. Müller, P. Signac a. R. M. Rilke. H. was co-founder of the Freie Sezession Berlin. In 1925 he settled in Hamburg a. became head of the Hamburg secession.