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The sleeping couple
The sleeping couple
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The sleeping couple
"The sleeping couple"; on a table between the dozing couple sits a wine carafe and walnut shells. On the wall behind the man are further indications of alcohol consumption, vine leaves, bunches of grapes and a wine sack, that may have led to the couple's slumber. Behind the pair is a fountain with a urinating putto who grasps a wild boar above his shoulders.
c1658-1660
Guildhall Art Gallery
Harold Samuel Collection
Steen, Jan (1625/6-1679)
Acquired: Bequeathed / Source: Harold Samuel / Received: 29/2/1988
oil
copper
25cms
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