Susanne Döring-Kessler was a Berlin impressionist painter. Little is known about her only that she had been a student of Max Liebermann.
This watercolour painting dates from the early part of the 20th century and is in excellent condition having been protected behind glass. The glass is unusual in that its slightly convex, so that the picture is not touching.
The cottage in the picture may well be from Lichterfelde West, known as the oldest villa district in Berlin and is still characterized by stately villas from the Wilhelminian period, large gardens, small avenues and cobbled streets.