(Burghausen 1873 - Dusseldorf 1968)
Studies of Flowers
Signed with a monogram and dated Ed St. 1915. in the centre.
282 x 196 mm. (11 1/8 x 7 3/4 in.)
Both studies on the present sheet appear to be of wetland flowers, with the main flower at the right of the composition probably a marsh-marigold or kingcup (Caltha palustris), found in marshes, fens and wet woodland throughout the Northern Hemisphere. A stylistically comparable study of two thistle leaves by Steppes, also signed and dated 1915, is in the collection of the Oberhausmuseum in Passau.