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Sleeping Collection

"Embracing the Serenity of Sleep: A Journey through Nature and Art" In the tranquil embrace of slumber

Background imageSleeping Collection: Red squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris), two curled up asleep in drey inside nest box

Red squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris), two curled up asleep in drey inside nest box. Nest of lichen and Pine needles. Highlands, Scotland, UK. Medium repro only

Background imageSleeping Collection: Rostam asleep, near his horse and a slaughtered leopard

Rostam asleep, near his horse and a slaughtered leopard
LRI3725853 Rostam asleep, near his horse and a slaughtered leopard, from a manuscript of the Shahnameh, by Firdawsi (gouache on paper) by Persian School; Biblioteca Nazionale, Naples

Background imageSleeping Collection: The white demon Akvan carries Rostam (or Rustam), son of Zal

The white demon Akvan carries Rostam (or Rustam), son of Zal
LRI3725848 The white demon Akvan carries Rostam (or Rustam), son of Zal, from a manuscript of the Shahnameh, by Firdawsi (gouache on paper) by Persian School; Biblioteca Nazionale, Naples

Background imageSleeping Collection: Sleeping pensioners, Norfolk beach

Sleeping pensioners, Norfolk beach
An elderly couple sit in the shelter of a wooden groyne on a beach near Hunstanton, Norfolk, England, and snooze soundly. First published The Sunday Times Date: 1988

Background imageSleeping Collection: CHARLES DICKENS (1812-1870). English novelist. Dickens Dream

CHARLES DICKENS (1812-1870). English novelist. Dickens Dream. Unfinished oil painting by Robert William Buss, 1870s

Background imageSleeping Collection: The Allies of Santa Claus by Mabel Lucie Attwell

The Allies of Santa Claus by Mabel Lucie Attwell
Two little girls slumber on a window sill as the elvish helpers of Father Christmasm sprinkle fairy dust in order that he may deliver presents. Date: 1919

Background imageSleeping Collection: Alaskan / Northern Sea Otter - mother carrying very young pup - Alaska _D3B3040

Alaskan / Northern Sea Otter - mother carrying very young pup - Alaska _D3B3040
TOM-1919 Alaskan / Northern Sea Otter - mother carrying very young pup Alaska Enhydra lutris Tom & Pat Leeson Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only

Background imageSleeping Collection: Hazel Dormice, Muscardinus avellanarius, sleeping, Kent, UK, autumn

Hazel Dormice, Muscardinus avellanarius, sleeping, Kent, UK, autumn

Background imageSleeping Collection: The Adventures of Prince Achmed (1926)

The Adventures of Prince Achmed (1926)

Background imageSleeping Collection: Sperm whales (Physeter macrocephalus) resting, Pico, Azores, Portugal, June 2009

Sperm whales (Physeter macrocephalus) resting, Pico, Azores, Portugal, June 2009 WWE OUTDOOR EXHIBITION. NOT AVAILABLE FOR GREETING CARDS OR CALENDARS. WWE BOOK

Background imageSleeping Collection: Sleeping or drunken satyr known as the Barberini Faun, Roman marble copy

Sleeping or drunken satyr known as the Barberini Faun, Roman marble copy
Greek civilization, 3rd century. Sleeping or drunken satyr known as the Barberini Faun. Roman marble copy

Background imageSleeping Collection: The Two Friends / Aldin

The Two Friends / Aldin
Illustration entitled Two Friends by Cecil Aldin depicting two small dogs, one a West Highland Terrier, together on a chair

Background imageSleeping Collection: Yellow Labrador - puppy asleep on toilet roll, 9 weeks old

Yellow Labrador - puppy asleep on toilet roll, 9 weeks old
JD-17595 DOG - Yellow labrador puppy asleep on toilet roll, 9 weeks John Daniels Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageSleeping Collection: sleeping on Blackpool prom

sleeping on Blackpool prom
An elderly couple lie back on the wrought iron seats on Blackpool Pier for a snooze. The beach and Blackpool Tower are in the background. Date: circa 1970

Background imageSleeping Collection: The Railway Sleeper

The Railway Sleeper
An exhausted conscript on Nation Service sleeps at Darlington Railway Station en rout to or from a posting to the Northern military base at Catterick, York. Painting by Malcolm Greensmith

Background imageSleeping Collection: My Second Sermon, 1864, (1947). Creator: John Everett Millais

My Second Sermon, 1864, (1947). Creator: John Everett Millais
My Second Sermon, 1864, (1947). The Artists Daughter in Winchelsea Church : portrait of Millais daughter Effie, aged about five, having fallen asleep during the service

Background imageSleeping Collection: Young woman sleeping in bed (B&W)

Young woman sleeping in bed (B&W)

Background imageSleeping Collection: Railway Sleeper - Melton Mowbray Station

Railway Sleeper - Melton Mowbray Station
The Railway Sleeper series - A snoozing Hunstman taking a nap with his foxhound at Melton Mowbray Station! Painting by Malcolm Greensmith

Background imageSleeping Collection: Dog Weimaraner dog asleep wearing Christmas hat

Dog Weimaraner dog asleep wearing Christmas hat
JD-17134 DOG - Weimaraner asleep wearing Christmas hat John Daniels Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageSleeping Collection: Night and Her Daughter Sleep, 1902. Creator: Mary L. Macomber

Night and Her Daughter Sleep, 1902. Creator: Mary L. Macomber
Night and Her Daughter Sleep, 1902

Background imageSleeping Collection: Orpheus and His Lute, late 19th-early 20th century, (1914). Creator: John Charles Dollman

Orpheus and His Lute, late 19th-early 20th century, (1914). Creator: John Charles Dollman
Orpheus and His Lute, late 19th-early 20th century, (1914). Depiction of the ancient Greek legend of Orpheus, (who played a lyre, not a lute)

Background imageSleeping Collection: Morella, c1920. Artist: Harry Clarke

Morella, c1920. Artist: Harry Clarke
Morella, c1920. An illustration for Tales of Mystery & Imagination by Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849). From The Studio Volume 78, [London Offices of the Studio, London, 1919-20]

Background imageSleeping Collection: Dionysus and the Maenads, 1901

Dionysus and the Maenads, 1901. A print from The Magazine of Art, Cassell and Company, Limited, 1901

Background imageSleeping Collection: Railway Sleeper - Euston Station

Railway Sleeper - Euston Station
The Railway Sleeper series - A snoozing Scottish football fan at Euston Station awaiting his return train back north of the border. Painting by Malcolm Greensmith

Background imageSleeping Collection: Cat Two Kittens asleep

Cat Two Kittens asleep
JD-1593 CAT - two kittens asleep John Daniels Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way. contact details: prints@ardea.com tel: 020 8318 1401

Background imageSleeping Collection: Le Sommeil, 1866. Artist: Gustave Courbet

Le Sommeil, 1866. Artist: Gustave Courbet
Le Sommeil, 1866. From the collection of the Musee de la Ville de Paris, Musee du Petit-Palais, France

Background imageSleeping Collection: Sleeping Partners and Dissolved Partnership, Cecil Aldin

Sleeping Partners and Dissolved Partnership, Cecil Aldin
Lovely illustration by Cecil Aldin observing two of his dogs, possibly Mickey (the Irish Wolfhound) and Cracker (the English bull terrier), attempting to share a sofa. Date: 1929

Background imageSleeping Collection: The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters, from Los Caprichos (engraving)

The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters, from Los Caprichos (engraving)
XIR158286 The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters, from Los Caprichos (engraving) (b/w photo) (see also 81662) by Goya y Lucientes, Francisco Jose de (1746-1828); Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris

Background imageSleeping Collection: Picture No. 10893004

Picture No. 10893004
Sea Otter - sleeping (Enhydra lutris) Date:

Background imageSleeping Collection: Golden Retriever Dog - puppies with eyes closed, on cushion

Golden Retriever Dog - puppies with eyes closed, on cushion
ME-870 DOG - golden RETRIEVER puppies, with eyes closed, on cushion Johan De Meester Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in anyway

Background imageSleeping Collection: Sleeping Beauty ballet, reawakening scene

Sleeping Beauty ballet, reawakening scene
While the King and Queen sleep, Prince Charming, with the blessing of the Lilac Fairy, bends to kiss the Sleeping Princess and thereby awaken her

Background imageSleeping Collection: Sleeping Beauty ballet, christening scene

Sleeping Beauty ballet, christening scene
The christening scene in a ballet version of the Sleeping Beauty, with the wicked fairy Carabosse putting her curse on the baby Princess in her cradle

Background imageSleeping Collection: Strange Incense by Reginald Higgins

Strange Incense by Reginald Higgins
A rather sinister looking faun watches over a woman sleeping, unaware, in a deckchair

Background imageSleeping Collection: Jack Russell Terrier Dog - puppy asleep

Jack Russell Terrier Dog - puppy asleep
JD-17483e Jack Russell Terrier Dog - puppy asleep John Daniels Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageSleeping Collection: Japanese Macaque Monkey / Snow Monkey Relaxing amidst the steam of a hot spring Japan

Japanese Macaque Monkey / Snow Monkey Relaxing amidst the steam of a hot spring Japan
WAT-8290 Japanese Macaque / Snow Monkeys Relaxing amidst the steam of a hot spring, Japan Macaca fuscata M. Watson Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only

Background imageSleeping Collection: Orangutans 4Mp278

Orangutans 4Mp278
TOM-1610 Orangutans Asia Pongo pygmaeus Tom & Pat Leeson Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageSleeping Collection: Hedgehog

Hedgehog
ME-141 HEDGEHOG - Rolled up in a ball Erinaceus europaeus Johan De Meester Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageSleeping Collection: Polar Bear

Polar Bear
WAT-4623 POLAR BEAR - LYING ON SIDE Ursus maritimus M. Watson Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageSleeping Collection: Sleeping Lions / F. Lewis

Sleeping Lions / F. Lewis
A sleeping lion and lioness. (panthera leo)

Background imageSleeping Collection: Surreal study, 1952. Creator: Shirley Markham

Surreal study, 1952. Creator: Shirley Markham
Surreal study, 1952. Illustration for a poem by TS Eliot. Shirley Markham (1931-1999) studied Graphic Design and Illustration at Central School of Art in London from 1950-1952

Background imageSleeping Collection: A little girl asleep on her mothers lap

A little girl asleep on her mothers lap circa 1890

Background imageSleeping Collection: Cat - Siberian kitten sleeping wearing Christmas hat Digital Manipulation

Cat - Siberian kitten sleeping wearing Christmas hat Digital Manipulation: Hat (Su) - stars etc around edges
LA-9135-m-c Cat - Siberian kitten sleeping wearing Christmas hat Jean-Michel Labat Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in anyway

Background imageSleeping Collection: Alaskan / Northern Sea Otter - resting on water - Alaska _D3B3036

Alaskan / Northern Sea Otter - resting on water - Alaska _D3B3036
TOM-1912 Alaskan / Northern Sea Otter - resting on water Alaska Enhydra lutris Tom & Pat Leeson Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageSleeping Collection: Dog - Cane Corso Dog (Italian Guard Dog) - lying down sleeping

Dog - Cane Corso Dog (Italian Guard Dog) - lying down sleeping
LA-7018 Dog - Cane Corso Dog (Italian Guard Dog) - lying down sleeping Jean-Michel Labat Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageSleeping Collection: Cat - kittens with music and saxophone

Cat - kittens with music and saxophone
JD-7526 Cat - kittens with music and saxophone John Daniels Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageSleeping Collection: Sleeping Beauty pricks her finger by Arthur Rackham

Sleeping Beauty pricks her finger by Arthur Rackham
The crucial moment in the story of Sleeping Beauty when Beauty pricks her finger on a spinning wheel thus sending her to sleep for a number of years

Background imageSleeping Collection: Wagons-Lit company poster

Wagons-Lit company poster
Poster extolling the comforts of travelling by rail when you have luxurious sleeper bunks to relax in

Background imageSleeping Collection: Beagle Dog - puppies

Beagle Dog - puppies
JD-12469 Beagle Dog - puppies John Daniels Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in anyway



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"Embracing the Serenity of Sleep: A Journey through Nature and Art" In the tranquil embrace of slumber, a pair of red squirrels find solace within their drey nestled inside a cozy nest box adorned with lichen. Their peaceful repose mirrors the serene dreamscape envisioned by Charles Dickens in his unfinished masterpiece, "Dickens Dream, " as depicted by Robert William Buss. Meanwhile, Mabel Lucie Attwell's enchanting illustration titled "The Allies of Santa Claus" transports us to a world where even Santa's helpers find respite in sleep. Just like the Alaskan sea otter mother tenderly cradling her young pup while drifting off into blissful rest. Autumn brings about a sense of tranquility for hazel dormice as they curl up for hibernation in Kent, UK. Similarly, sperm whales gracefully float near Pico, Azores, Portugal during their resting period in June 2009—a testament to nature's ability to find peace amidst vast oceans. Even our furry friends experience the joys of slumber; a yellow Labrador puppy finds comfort atop a toilet roll at just nine weeks old—innocence personified. John Everett Millais' painting "My Second Sermon" captures an ethereal moment frozen in time when sleep overcomes its subject during church service. "The Railway Sleeper" evokes images of weary travelers finding solace on long journeys—a reminder that sleep can be found even amidst bustling chaos. Dionysus and his Maenads embody both ecstasy and surrender as they succumb to rest after revelry—an artistic representation of embracing rejuvenation. Cecil Aldin's depiction aptly named "Sleeping Partners and Dissolved Partnership" showcases two dogs sharing not only physical space but also an unbreakable bond forged through shared dreams. Lastly, Francisco Goya's engraving from Los Caprichos warns us that without reason we may find ourselves surrounded by monsters in the realm of dreams.