Francesco Maltese

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A typical example of a still life by the artist

Francesco Fieravino (c. 1610–1670) was a Maltese painter in the baroque style, known for his still lifes and painted tapestries.[1] He was, and remains, popularly known as "il Maltese", after the place of his birth. His pictures represent objects faithfully, by a large and vigorous handling. The colouration of his work is bold and striking and he excelled in rendering drapery.[2] He also painted carpets and musical instruments. His paintings can be found in Ajaccio, Munich, London and Malta.


  1. ^ Harrison, Wood, Gaiger (2000) p. 277
  2. ^ Bryan, M (1912)


  • Bryan, Michael (1912) Dictionary of Painters and Engravers, London: G. Bell and Sons, Ltd.
  • Harrison, C. Wood, P. Gaiger, J. (2000) Art in theory 1648-1815 : an anthology of changing ideas, Oxford: Blackwell Publishers ISBN 0-631-20063-0.