Spanisches Ständchen
Carl Spitzweg (1808-1885)

Spanisches Ständchen,

um 1856
Material / Technology / Carrier
Öl auf Leinwand
Dimensions of the object
67,8 x 53,3 cm
Department
19. Jahrhundert
Genre
Malerei
Inventory number
11560
Acquisition
1864 durch Adolf Friedrich Graf von Schack erworben
Stock
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Sammlung Schack München
Citation
Carl Spitzweg, Spanisches Ständchen, um 1856, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Sammlung Schack München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/ZKGPQPd4gA (Last updated on 29.11.2019)
Eight musicians have gathered by moonlight to perform a serenade in a southern European town. The woman they are playing for stands on the balcony above them. Spitzweg titled the painting Spanish Serenade. Schack went further, seeing a connection with the serenade sung at the beginning of Rossini¿s Barber of Seville. However, neither setting nor figures correspond exactly to the scene and characters in the opera.

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