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In some ways, it is unjust to compare the paintings of one country — England — with the works by artists from nations as different as France, Sweden, Russia, Belgium and Spain. They all share a common cultural and artistic hertiage, but each worked in traditions native to their own country, and often found their source of narrative content in the histories and traditions of their own lands. 

The painting in the Narrative Continental Art room might be summarized as follows:

Heroism in defeat (Surprise Attack at Dawn)

Plotting an arranged royal marriage (The Russian Bride’s Attire

The preacher’s audience (Holy Week in Seville)

The fate of the vanquished (Pollice Verso)

Riches or ruin (Valdemar Atterdag Holding Visby to Ransom)

Workers and wastrels (A l’aube)

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