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Frans van Mieris, The Sleeping Officer

Mieris, Frans van (1635 Leiden 1681). The Guard Room (recte The Sleeping Officer). The soldier fell asleep, his hand with the hat sank to the floor where his pipe has fallen to, too – and the innkeeper or drinking fellow takes his last coin making the sign of silence to the maid. On the table carafe besides overturned rummer and the knapsack, on the floor saddle, the sword leaning to the table. In the corner bellows. Steel engraving by Albert Henry Payne (London 1812 – Leipsic 1902). C. 1845. Inscribed: Pinakothek. / F. v. Mieris pt. / A. H. Payne sc., otherwise in German-English as above. 7¼ × 4⅞ in (18.5 × 12.3 cm). – After the painting Naumann 65 (with color frontispiece) of c. 1666 in Munich.

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