Spanish Serenade, um 1856
Öl auf Leinwand, 67,8 x 53,3 cm
1864 durch Adolf Friedrich Graf von Schack erworben
Inv. Nr. 11560
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.