Modern interpretations of this highly popular theme in Christian religious painting, from William Blake to Joseph Stella in 1929-33.
From Rubens’ double-portrait with Isabella Brant, and Rembrandt’s with Saskia, to Paul Signac’s wife with a parasol and Ferdinand Hodler’s wife Berthe Jacques.
From Nabi women climbing stepladders to gathering plums in baskets, with a visit to the garden of the Hesperides, and ending in the garden of Eden.
From a prototype laid out by Duccio in about 1310, through the vision of Saint Bridget, to modernised versions in a French town or English cattle shed.
Fine paintings from 1921, by John Collier, Christian Krohg, Félix Vallotton, Maurice Denis and others.
From Charles Conder’s Holiday at Mentone, Australia, to Pierre Bonnard on the beach at Arcachon in south-west France, in 1922.
Chillon Castle, Lake Geneva, Éragny Manor, a mansion in New York City, Kelmscott Manor (home of William Morris), Florence Griswold’s home in Old Lyme, CT, and more.
Nine very different nativities, from the apocalyptic warnings of a martyr, through the Emperor Augustus, to Maurice Denis’ nativity in a contemporary French town.
From Duccio, Campin, Maurice Denis, Joseph Stella and others. Paintings which changed this most popular of motifs, and were innovative, from 1311-1933.
Paintings by Botticelli, William Merritt Chase, Pierre Bonnard, Paxton, and Vuillard showing the first meal of the day.