Christ Jesus is the 'Light of the World' and it is at Oxford that one of the most famous paintings bearing that name can be found. Painted by William Holman Hunt more than 150 years ago, it depicts Christ standing with a lamp knocking at a door (Revelation 3:20) - one that can only be opened from the inside.
Albert Anker's artwork made him Switzerland's most popular genre painter of the 19th century, and his paintings have continued to enjoy a great popularity due to their general accessibility. Anker married Anna Rüfli in 1864, and they had six children together; the four children who did not die at an early age – Louise, Marie, Maurice and Cécile – appear in some of Anker's paintings. Many Swiss postage stamps and other media have incorporated Anker's work.