Friday 28 November 2014

The couple on the bench

Carl Spitzweg: Das Paar auf dem Bank (um1860) The Couple on the Bench

This picture reminds me of the Mazda light advertisement, And in Life's Evening Time, though in fact it's really quite different. Nevertheless it shows us a contented (presumably) and not-so-young couple taking a break on their stroll through the woods.

Carl Spitzweg was a German artist of the 19th century, often making his pictures a humourous look at life. Another well known work of his is The Bookworm.

A post for Postcard Friendship Friday hosted by Beth Niquette on her blog, The Best Hearts are Crunchy. Click on the button to visit and join in.


  1. Is the woman holding something? Looks like a stick with an object on the end. Or is that an optical illusion?

    1. Apparently yes. I didn't spot it until you pointed it out so I went off to look for a larger image. It's a parasol and you can see it here


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