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"Venetia Stanley, Lady Digby, on her Death-bed" (see details) (see related A), 1633 Anthony van Dyke (1599-1641) Dulwitch Picture Gallery, Dulwitch, England

"Asleep in the arms of Thanatos"
 
Mr. Digby was shocked by the death of  his wife in her sleep. He intended the painting as a memorial and wrote
 
 " ... when I goe to my bedside ...
me thinkes I see her dead indeed ...
van Dyck hath altered or added nothing about it,
exepting only a rose lying upon the heeme of the sheet ...".
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