Around the same time, Heinrich Heine wrote a piercing two-verse poem, "Ein Fichtenbaum steht einsam", which goes (in Peter Branscombe's literal): "A fir-tree stands alone in the north on a bare height. He is sleepy; ice and snow envelop him with a white blanket.
"He dreams of a palm-tree - who, far away in the east, grieves alone and silent on a burning wall of rock."
The painting is in the Nationalgalerie Staatliche Mussen zu Berlin Preussischer Kulturbesitz.
The first three correct entries came from: K Tyason, Nottingham; B Goodliffe, London N3; and J Mann, CheshireReuse content