Readers reading #5
The Poor Poet (1839) – By Carl Spitzweg (1808 –1885). Neue Pinakothek (New Pinakothek), Munich, Germany.
There’s a man who has the right priorities. Little furniture, but plenty of books. Leaky roof, but no matter as he has an umbrellor. A poet? Not much new quality written that year. For some context – the following were published in 1839:
- Honoré de Balzac
- Illusions perdues, II: Un Grand homme de province à Paris (Lost Illusions, II: A Distinguished Provincial in Paris)
- Pierre Grassou
- Sarah Burney – The Romance of Private Life: The Renunciation and The Hermitage
- Charles Dickens – Nicholas Nickleby (serialisation completed and in book form)
- Alexandre Dumas – Captain Pamphile
- Edward Bulwer – Richelieu
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow – Voices of the Night
- Louis Blanc – L’Organisation du Travail
- Charles Darwin – The Voyage of the Beagle
- Mrs William Ellis – The Women of England: their social duties and domestic habits
- Michael Faraday – Experimental Researches in Electricity
- Jared Sparks – Life of Washington
- Philip Meadows Taylor – Confessions of a Thug
The ‘Readers reading’ series on this blog (this list last updated, 12th March 2017).
Readers reading #1. A Girl Reading In A Sailing Boat (1869) By Alfred Corbould.
Readers reading #2 The Bookworm (1850) Carl Spitzweg.
Readers reading #3 A Pleasant Corner (1865) – By John Callcott Horsley.
Readers reading #4 The Novel Reading (1841) – By Josef Danhauser.
Readers reading #5 The Poor Poet (1839) – By Carl Spitzweg.
Readers reading #6 The Travelling Companions (1862) – By Augustus Egg.
Readers reading #7 The Breakfast (c.1911) – By William McGregor Paxton.
Readers reading #8 Answering the Emigrant’s Letter (1850) – By James Collinson.
Readers reading #9 The Love Letter (1808) – By Willem Bartel van der Kooi.
Readers reading #10 The Day Dream (1880) – By Dante Gabriel Rossetti.