"Knight Of Malta With Letter. Italy, Perugia, XVIII Century"Knight of Malta with letter.
The oil painting on canvas shows an elderly gentleman with the letter in his hand.
On the letter we read the city where the letter arrived and where the man lives: Perugia, in the region of Umbria, Italy. And the name: "Fra Pietro Crispolti"
On the back, there is an old label that identifies the character: Marchese Crispolti.
On his chest we see a white honor: the Maltese cross. This ancient order is still present in Perugia today.
The painting is re-lined. It has the signs of old restorations. But it is in its original condition. The frame is modern.