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400th Anniversary of the birth of Mattia Preti - 24 February 1613

Description

Commemorating the 400th anniversary of the birth of Italian Baroque artist Mattia Preti

Arguably one of the most celebrated artists who worked in Malta during the Baroque era, Mattia Preti was born in Calabria, Italy, in 1613. Alongside his brother Gregorio, he worked extensively across Italy and also painted fresco cycles in churches in Rome and Venice.
The miniature sheet bearing two stamps portrays The Baptism of Christ; Painted early on during Preti's stay in Malta, this work ranks as one of his finest from that era and a Self-Portrait; was painted in the 1670s for his family chapel at the church of the nobility in St. Domenico di Taverna.
  • Date Of Issue:
  • 23 Feb 2013
  • Designer:
  • Edward D. Pirotta
  • Perforation:
  • 13.9mm x 14.0mm (comb.)
  • Process:
  • Offset
  • Sheet:
  • Miniature Sheet bearing 2 stamps
  • Denominations:
  • €0.97, €1.87
  • Watermark:
  • Maltese Crosses
  • Size:
  • 120mm x 80mm

Issue Items

Issue Products

  • Items marked with a in standard issue belong to the standard issue.
  • FDC w MS Mattia Preti 2013 - €3.82

    in standard issue
  • MS Mattia Preti 2013 - €3.35

    in standard issue
  • PP MS Mattia Preti 2013 - €3.91

  • SF w MS Mattia Preti 2013 - €3.62

    in standard issue

Issue Stamps

  • MS Mattia Preti 2013