Carl Schloesser was a German painter. We have no information yet on his life. He apparently painted historical genre scences. The one painting we know of is 'Forbidden Fruit' which pictures schoolboys smoking. It provides an interesting glimpse of a German school in ther early 19th Century. (We are not sure why one of the boys wears a French cap.) The painting is a historical scene set a few decades before Schlosser began painting. Thus while it looks realistic, I don't think he was painting from memory. It showed how older boys like men in the early-19th century still wore knee breeches while the the younger boys wore long pants. We aere not sure about the boy's French headwear, you would have thought this might be a bit subversive to wear in a German school.
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