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    Posted 6 years ago

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    "The Bookworm is an 1850 oil-on-canvas painting by the German painter and poet Carl Spitzweg. The picture is typical of Spitzweg's humorous, anecdotal style and it is characteristic of Biedermeier art in general. "

    The framed print has hung in my living room for years. One of my favorites. Today, I came across a beautifully framed needlework rendition of the same painting. I quite happily handed over 50 cents. There doesn't seem to be any information about this painting being done as a needlework design. The colors are great.

    Thanks for looking/loving, CW friends!

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    1. Roycroftbooksfromme1, 6 years ago
      very nice ,,....
    2. NevadaBlades, 6 years ago
      50 cents!!??!! What era are you living in over there!!??!! [;>)))))))
    3. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 6 years ago
      LOL @ NevadaBlades! I went to a small flea market this morning and happened to look on table and there it was - I asked the price and the woman said "50 cents". It's quite a bit larger than the print, too. Not sure if it was done by hand or by machine.
    4. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 6 years ago
      Oroyoroyisthatyourhorse, there are copies to be found, that's for sure :-))))

      The original painting hung in the Milwaukee Library as of 2014 - they were considering selling it:

      You can find copies here;
    5. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 6 years ago
      OMG, library porn, love it. :P
    6. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 6 years ago
      LOLZ katherine!

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