The sleeping soldier

The sleeping soldier
Francis Lymburner
The sleeping soldier

oil on canvas
36.8 x 65.2
ART28102

In this intriguing work full of darkness and mystery, Lymburner’s sleeping soldier is a solitary figure in the landscape. The only sign of habitation is a white tent with flags fluttering in the distance. Our imaginations are prompted to speculate on the recumbent figure. Has he fallen asleep from exhaustion after endless marching and training, or is he recovering from a night of carousing?