In Time of Peril, Edmund Leighton, oil on canvas, roughly 49 x 66 inches ( 124 x 169 cm). Link is to zoomable image on Google Art Project, downloadable version on Wikimedia Commons. Original is in the Aukland Art Gallery.
Edmund Blair Leighton, a British artist active in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, was known for his scenes of medieval and turn of the 19th century times. Here, he gives us a medieval scene in which a well to do family seeks refuge at a monastery, while the eldest child appears to see imminent danger close behind them.
I love the tactile feel of Leighton’s rendition of stone, wood, fur, cloth and metal. For some reason, I particularly enjoy the subtle highlight on the tiller.