THE POOR POET, 1839 by Carl SPITZWEG (Painter. German, 1808-1885) Biedermeier romanticist. Humor. Genre works. More about the painting: http://suite101.com/article/_the_poor_poet_-a11244 Attic, Garrett, Cold, Rainy, Reading in bed, Fleas, Burning books to keep warm. Neue Pinakothek, Munich.
The Poor Poet, 1839 – Carl Spitzweg, “a young man pushes a companion in a wheelchair into Charlottenburg Palace in Berlin…the two snip the retaining wires of two paintings with a tool they have kept concealed. The alarm goes off, guards block the path of the intruders, but the thieves escape into the crowd. With them goes the Love Letter and The Poor Poet. That was on 3 September 1989. The paintings have not been seen since.”