Companion to a Guard Room with Soldiers, (painting)
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 12
Here, three soldiers are seated around a hogshead; the middle one is spinning out a dull story to his companions, one of whom shows his impatience by rolling the empty tankard and glasses about the top of the cask; the other has fallen asleep with his pipe clinched in his mouth, his chapeau resting on his knee; nevertheless the unmerciful bore evinces no disposition to break up the party, for his chapeau and sword are still hanging on the wall, although his comrades have long prepared to depart. Charlet passed much of his time with soldiers in barracks and guard rooms, and such were the subjects he delighted to paint Vincent Nolte in his "Reminiscences," gives some amusing anecdotes of him. [P. 7.]
A Descriptive Catalogue of a Private Collection of Cabinet Oil Paintings, and Other Works of Art, in the Possession of H. Russell Paine. Charleston, S.C. Harper & Calvo, Printers. 1855.