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Asleep on the Watch

Photo credit: Rotherham Heritage Services

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Peele was born in England, but grew up in the USA. He returned to England in the 1840s, and became a well-known painter, specialising in paintings of people (especially children). This painting shows a young girl sleeping while she is supposed to be looking after the child (probably her younger sister or brother) asleep in the cot.

Clifton Park Museum


  • Date


  • Medium

    oil on canvas

  • Measurements

    120 x 98 cm

  • Accession number

    ROTMG : OP.1977.29

  • Acquisition method

    bequeathed by George Gummer, 1941


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Clifton Lane, Rotherham, South Yorkshire S65 2AA England

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