Gouache, 15,5 x 38,5 cm, lo. ri. sign. a. dat. Willy Stöwer 1900, lo. le. titled 'Abend vor der Elbemündung', framed under glass, uninspected out of frame. - Marine painter a. illustrator, worked among others on commission of the Cologna chocolate manufacturer Stollwerck a. emperor Wilhelm II who was one of the greatest admirers of the artist a. whom Stöwer accompanied on several cruises, his depiction of the sinking of the Titanic is still reproduced, in 1907 he was made professor. - Lit.: Boetticher, Thieme-Becker a. others.