By Rudolf Anton Guba (1884-1950) (Hamburg/Karlsbad/Munich). Oil on board. Signed lower left: “Rud Guba im Felde 1918”. Also signed faintly in pencil verso. The words “im Felde” indicate that this may have been painted whilst on active service. A pleasantly honest impressionist painting completely free of pretensions, with excellent multi-coloured impasto brushwork, and a joy to look at. This is one of my two favourite paintings by Guba (the other is “Straßenszene an einem Kanal in Hamburg”). Dimensions in mm: visible painting 429 x 319, board 436 x327, mount 550 x 444. In a new mount. Unframed.