Oil on board by Rudolf Anton Guba (1884-1950) the german impressionist artist who lived in Hamburg (and later in Karlsbad / Karlovy Vary and Munich).
Signed “Rud Guba im Felde 1918”, the words “im Felde” suggest that this may have been painted whilst on active service, and therefore is not necessarily set in North Germany, but might even depict a scene in France or Russia or elsewhere.
The beautiful multi-coloured impasto brushwork is outstandingly clean and fresh, thanks to having been carefully protected from the elements for 100 years. It’s a joy to look at and visitors who see it imagine it must be by a French artist.
This is my own favourite painting, best I ever owned, therefore it will probably remain in my private collection, to delight visitors, however serious offers will be considered.