The Drunkard

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Carl Spitzweg (German, 1808–1885)
The Drunkard, 1836
Oil on wood panel
11 3/8 x 8 3/8 in. (28.89 x 21.27 cm) framed: 17 1/2 × 14 3/4 × 2 3/4 in. (44.45 × 37.47 × 6.99 cm)
Gift of the René von Schleinitz Foundation M1962.73
Photo credit: John R. Glembin
Not Currently on View

Publication History
Wichmann, Siegfried. Carl Spitzweg: Verzeichnis der Werke, Gemälde und Aquarelle. Stuttgart: Belser, 2002, p. 120, no. 18, b/w illus. p. 120.

Wichmann, Siegfried. Carl Spitzweg, ‘Schwierige Heimkehr: Betrunkene, Dokumentation,’ Reihe für vergleichende und angewandte Kunstgeschichte, Starnberg-Munich, 1995, p. 32f.

Bisanz, Rudolf M. The René von Schleinitz Collection of the Milwaukee Art Center: Major Schools of German Nineteenth-Century Popular Painting. Milwaukee, Wisconsin: Milwaukee Art Center, 1980, p. 227, cat. 153, b/w illus. p. 227.

Roennefahrt, Günther. Carl Spitzweg; beschreibendes Verzeichnis seiner Gemälde, Ölstudien und Aquarelle” Munich: Bruckmann, 1960, no. 711.

von Schleinitz, René. Carl Spitzweg, the Painter Poet, The American-German Review (October-November 1954): illus. p. 22.

H. Helbing. Galerie G.A. Sturm, München: Ölgemälde moderner Meister. Munich: H. Helbing, 1911, cat 151, illus. p. 61.
Exhibition History
Carl Spitzweg-Erwin Wurm. Hilarious! Hilarious? Leopold Museum, Vienna, Austria, March 25, 2017–June 19, 2017.


Carl Spitzweg, Grohmann Museum, Milwaukee School of Engineering, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, March 15, 2015–September 15, 2015.


This information is subject to change as the result of ongoing research.