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The Embracing Cavalier

Photo credit: Manchester Art Gallery

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A domestic interior with man in a cavalier costume seated on the lap of a young woman. He leans back to kiss his companion, while a second woman, in a red bodice, stands to the left holding a silver serving jug. The serving woman slightly tilts the jug towards the cavalier's glass which he holds precariously in his right hand. To the left, behind this group, another male reveller lies asleep, slumped over a closed case, on a table covered with heavy tapestry.

Manchester Art Gallery

Manchester


Date

c.1660–1663

Medium

oil on panel

Measurements

H 44.6 x W 35.6 cm

Accession number

1979.482

Acquisition method

bequeathed by Mr and Mrs Edgar Assheton Bennett, 1979

Work type

Painting

Inscription description

Unsigned


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Manchester Art Gallery

Manchester Art Gallery, Mosley Street, Manchester, Greater Manchester M2 3JL England

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