Oil/canvas, 68,5 x 88 cm, lo. ri. sign. a. dat. Arthur Illies 1907, on the reverse titled 'Birkenknick', sign. again a. dat März 1907, on the stretcher artist's label with no. 639. - Literature: Cat. rais. Illies 639. - Landscape a. still life painter, co-founder of the Hamburgischer Künstlerclub. I. studied at the Hamburg school of applied arts a. the Munich Academy, exhibited at the Berlin secession 1901. Study trips to Italy a. Sylt, he met Nolde a. Schmidt-Rottluff. I. was professor in Hamburg.