Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Italian Artist Mattia Preti Honored on Stamp

First Day of Issue: February 23, 2013 - Italy

Italy has issued a new postage stamp honoring Italian artist Mattia Preti who was sometimes called Il Cavalier Calabrese (the Knight of Calabria).

Preti was an Italian Baroque artist who worked in Italy and Malta. The stamp shows a detail of the work “Saint John the Baptist preaching, with a self-portrait of the artist”, painted around 1672.

Learn more at: Poste Italiane

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