(b. 1581, Genova, d. 1644, Venezia)
Portrait of a Maltese Knightc. 1640
Oil on canvas, 129 x 98 cm
Pinacoteca di Brera, Milan
This portrait belongs to Strozzi's mature Venetian years. The man portrayed here has yet to be identified and is distinguished solely by the large white octagonal cross on his robe, demonstrating that he is a member of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta.