A Hypochondriac, um 1865
Öl auf Leinwand, 54,0 x 31,4 cm
1866 durch Adolf Friedrich Graf von Schack erworben
Inv. Nr. 11563
Many of Spitzweg¿s paintings focus on a humorous and easily intelligible contrast between old, often eccentric men and the glowing vitality of young women. In this example the old man lifts his nose to sniff the morning air, while his gaze descends discreetly to the open window of a neighbouring house, where a young woman is seen sewing.