St. Joseph’s Dream by Francesco Solimena
Francesco Solimena (1657 – 1747) was an Italian painter based in Naples. He was one of the most accomplished painters of his era and served as the head of the Neopalitan school of painting in the early 1700s. In St. Joseph’s Dream, the angel appears to St. Joseph in a dream after the birth of Jesus in Bethlehem and tells him to flee with the Holy Family to Egypt to escape the sword of Herod. This painting is housed in the Louvre in Paris.