(b. ca. 1530, Cremona, d. 1591, Cremona)
St Matthew and the Angel1588
Oil on canvas, 268 x 180 cm
San Francesco d'Assisi, Pavia
This signed and dated painting is one of the most immediate antecedents of Caravaggio's realism and use of light. Caravaggio's study of this canvas may have given him more than a few ideas for his paintings in the Contarelli Chapel.