Today I'm moving into the world art section of the National Gallery. This first painting is by Paolo Caliari, also known as Veronese, dated to 1572, titled The Rest On The Flight Into Egypt. It depicts the Holy Family fleeing the wrath of King Herod, as told in the Gospels.
This is the gallery space where several of these paintings are placed.
This work dates to 1570, and is the work of a father and son, Jacopo and Francesco da Ponte, also known as Jacopo and Francesco Bassano. It is titled Departure Of Abraham For Canaan, and depicts the passage from Genesis 12.
This rather grisly painting is The Martyrdom Of St. Erasmus, dating to 1628. It was painted by the French artist Nicholas Poussin, and shows the disemboweling of a third century Bishop by Roman priests.
The Return Of The Prodigal Son is a painting by Italian artist Salvador Rosa, painted at some point between 1655-65. Rosa depicts the parable from the Gospels of the fallen son having had come home to his father.
Dutch artist Matthias Stom painted this oil painting between 1630-32, and it is titled The Arrest Of Christ. You can see the influences in terms of lighting of the style of Caravaggio, and Stom paints those around Jesus in more contemporary attire, while the Messiah himself is depicted in a traditional style.
This was a challenge to photograph- the oil painting is dark, both the shape of the man and the background, but the face stands out. This is Daniele Barbaro, dating to 1545, and was painted by Tiziano Vecellio, who you might know better as Titian.
Nearby, I stopped to look down at the fountain from the balcony.