Noli Me Tangere
Anton Raphael Mengs, Noli me tangere, The National Gallery, London. The picture was commissioned in 1769 by All Souls College, Oxford, for the main altar of the chapel. Following its completion in Rome in 1771, it was shown to the Pope, before being put on public display in the Villa Medici. It was the centrepiece of the College chapel until the late 19th century when new Gothic designs for the interior displaced Mengs's Neo-classical painting to the ante-chapel.