(b. 1613, Taverna Calabria, d. 1699, La Valleta)
St John Cast into Prison1661
Conventual Church of St. John, La Valletta
Mattia Preti was a pupil of Ludovico Carracci and was also linked to the Bologna Academy. But if his easel painting reveals the influence of Caravaggism, the frescoes of traditional subjects which he executed for churches and palaces maintain the classicist tradition.