Baptism of Christ, 1450 (egg tempera on panel)

My favourite painting: Lady Sarah Chatto

‘I find the colours and the drawing of the Italian landscape inspirational and each time I stand and contemplate this painting, I discover something new about it.’

An Allegory with Venus and Time

My favourite painting: Michael Hall

An Allegory with Venus and Time, 1754, by Giovanni Battista Tiepolo (1696–1770), 115in by 75in, National Gallery, London Michael Hall chooses An Allegory with Venus and Time ‘I read Michael…

Doris, 2015, by Emma Sergeant

My favourite painting: Adam Zamoyski

'One look at the picture evokes the stiff-terrier-legged, rat-murdering, wild-boar-defying bravery and the heart-melting sweetness of the little thing that brings so much joy to our lives.'