Friday, April 2, 2010

german stamps

These stamps are from a German postcrosser. I love the one of Carl Spitzweg, a 19th-century Romantic painter. The work is The Poor Poet. I didn't know Spitzweg but had a thrill of recognition when I saw the stamp. At one time I had to rig an oiled paper umbrella over the tub in my old thatched house in Tono so that I could take baths without having the roof leak on me.