(b. 1613, Taverna Calabria, d. 1699, La Valletta)
Christ in Gloryc. 1660
Oil on canvas, 220 x 253 cm
Museo del Prado, Madrid
Mattia Preti, a pupil of Guercino, became the leader of the Naples school of painting after Ribera. He was a prolific painter who worked in Rome, Naples and Malta, where he was knighted and where he probably painted this work.