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Carl Spitzweg was a German Painter . He began studying pharmacy, botany and chemistry at the University of Munich in 1830.
At first he worked as a practical pharmacist in the city pharmacy in Erding. In 1833 Carl Spitzweg broke off his career as a pharmacist.
During a spa stay in Bad Sulz after an illness, he made the decision to devote himself full-time to painting. In 1835 Carl Spitzweg became a member of the Munich Art Association. Since 1844 he worked for the "Fliegende Bl & auml; tter", which he provided with numerous humorous drawings.
Carl Spitzweg died of a stroke on September 23, 1885 at the age of 77.
Motif of the 10 euro silver coin
The side of the 10 euro silver coin shows the poet Carl Spitzweg chanting epic verses on a mattress under a leaky roof with an umbrella. As in the painting "The Poor Poet".
|Value / currency:||10 Euro|
|Condition / stamping quality:||Polished plate|