I am moving into world artists at the Gallery today, with decidedly a religious theme. This first painting is by Giovanni Francesco Barbieri, also known as Guercino. An oil painting dating back to 1647, it is titled Christ & The Woman Of Samaria, using the story of the encounter with the woman at the well as its subject matter.
This is Let The Children Come To Me, by the Flemish painter Anthony Van Dyck, painted circa 1618-20.
This dramatic painting is The Annunciation Of The Virgin's Death, circa 1635-1640, by the Dutch painter Paulus Bor, sometimes called Orlando. This is inspired by an encounter in the apocryphal books rather than the New Testament.
While this painting, circa 1560-1575, comes from the Italian painter Paolo Caliari, sometimes called Veronese (side note, what is it with all the painter aliases of this era? Were they all on the lam?). It is an oil painting titled The Repentent Magdalen. As you can expect, Mary Magdalene is the subject for this work that was painted in Venice.
I finish for today with a sculpture, a bust of Pope Urban VIII by the Italian master Gian Lorenzo Bernini, done circa 1632.