The Sleeping Cavalier

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Domestic interior with sleeping man in a chair to the right, teased by a serving woman standing to left who leans towards him with her right arm outstretched, holding something up to his face. There is a table behind him to the right on which sits a stoneware jug, and beyond which crouches a child about to blow a bugle in the sleeping man's ear. A small dog lies sleeping in the bottom left corner, beside a broken clay pipe by the cavalier's foot, and there is an upholstered stool behind. A shadowy background, with a staircase to the left beyond which can be seen brightly lit hallway. There is a serving woman carrying a jug up the stairs who looks back over her shoulder toward the sleeping figure.

The Sleeping Cavalier




oil on panel


H 46 x W 37.7 cm

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bequeathed by Edgar and Effie Assheton Bennett, 1979

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