"A Woman Asleep," also known as "A Girl Asleep," "A Woman Asleep at Table," and "A Maid Asleep," is a painting by the Dutch master Johannes Vermeer, 1657.
A young woman asleep at a table in a Dutch home with an oriental carpet as a table cloth.Â According toÂ Â Walter Liedtke, the presence of a dog in the painting would have alluded to the kind of impromptu relationships that canine preachers hit in the street. The man and the dog were replaced by a mirror on a far wall, suggesting how the sense experience passes quickly, and a chair left at an angle with a pillow, meaning perhaps indolence, with a suspicion of recent company. The idea that she was recently with someone is reinforced by the wine jug, the glass on the side and the possible presence of a knife and a fork on the table. The Chinese bowl with fruit is a symbol of temptation, and for a contemporary of Vermeer familiar with the symbolism of the Dutch art of the time, the knife and the jug lying under a vaporous material would remind more than social relations.1657/Holland Posters are printed on heavy-stock, semi-matte paper Prints on canvas are gallery-wrapped, and will arrive unframed and ready-to-hang. The image will go around the edge of the stretched canvas, giving a greater depth to the art. The high-quality canvas is securely mounted over a sturdy wood frame for maximum stability and tautness. Giclee printing provides beautiful color accuracy with a smooth, acid-free surface that is perfect for framing.The source of these posters is an archive of 15,000 vintage images along with the historical information on each. All files are stored digitally and are ready for reproduction in a variety of sizes and the quality is closely monitored to ensure satisfactory results.