Today 199 years ago Adolph Menzel was born in Breslau.
This portrait is very interesting since hence he portrayed himself while he suffered from toothache. You can see the pain in his face and how hard it must have been to stay focussed while enduring the pain...
One can say that he truly stuck to his mottoes "All drawing is useful and drawing everything as well" ("alles Zeichnen ist nützlich, und Alles zeichnen auch.") and "nulla dies sine linea!" ("no day without a drawn line")
Menzel's grave is sited on the Dreifaltigkeitsfriedhof in Berlin Kreuzberg.
A beautiful and large graveyard at Bergmannstraße.