(b. 1613, Taverna Calabria, d. 1699, La Valletta)
The Release of St Peter from Prison-
Oil on canvas, 181 x 301 cm
Akademie der bildenden Künste, Vienna
This large canvas is a late work by Mattia Preti, from the period when he was active in Malta in the order of the Knights of Malta. It was certainly intended for a church.