Saint George on Horseback (Mattia Preti)

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Saint George on Horseback
Mattia Preti - St. George on Horseback - WGA18397.jpg
Artist Mattia Preti
Year 1658
Medium oil on canvas
Dimensions 275 cm × 207 cm (108 in × 81 in)
Location St. John's Co-Cathedral, Valletta, Malta

Saint George on Horseback is an oil painting by Mattia Preti painted in 1658. It is the altarpiece of the Chapel of the Langue of Aragon in St. John's Co-Cathedral, Valletta, Malta. The painting was Preti's first work in Malta, and it is regarded as one of his masterpieces and one of the best examples of Neapolitan Baroque (it) art.

Description[edit]

The painting is an oil on canvas with dimensions of 275 x 207 centimeters. It is found in the Chapel of the Langue of Aragon in St. John's Co-Cathedral, in Valletta.[1]

Analysis[edit]

It is a large baroque image of Saint George, which serves as an altarpiece. It was commissioned by Grand Master Martin de Redin.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "St George on Horseback". www.europeana.eu. Retrieved 2016-05-06. 
  2. ^ "St John's Co-Cathedral - Chapel of the Langue of Aragon". www.stjohnscocathedral.com. Retrieved 2016-05-06. 

Sources[edit]

  • Mattia Preti: a bridge between Italy and Malta : the painting St. George and the dragon after the restoration. Gangemi Editore. 2005. ISBN 9788849207873.