Oil/canvas, 74,5 x 90,5 cm, lo. ri. monogr. and dat. AJ 1903, on the reverse inscribed 'Mellingstedt' and sign. A. Illies. - Literature: Cat. rais.: Illies 532. - Landscape and still life painter, co-founder of the Hamburgischer Künstlerclub. I. studied at the Hamburg school of applied arts and at 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. Mus.: Hamburg (Kunsthalle, Altonaer Mus., Mus. f. Hamburg. Gesch. a. others), Schleswig (SHLM), Lüneburg, Flensburg, Brunswick a. others. Lit.: Vollmer, Der Neue Rump, Heydorn a. others.