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Quiringh van Brekelenkam: 'A Woman Asleep by a Fire'

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The stoneware jug on the table has a relief, which appears to show Adam and Eve before God the Father. The subject of an old woman sleeping in a chair or gazing into a fire was popular with Brekelenkam and his contemporaries in Leiden, and this painting is one of several on this theme by the artist.

In the second half of the 18th century, this painting belonged to Jean-Etienne Liotard, whose work is also represented in the Collection.

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