|The Virgin with Child (1660) by Carlo Maratta (1625-1713)|
New Zealand Stamp 3d Issued Christmas 1966
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna
Some of his work was commissioned by the Pope - this is one of his earlier pieces of work in a long career. He would proceed to large frescos later in his career under the commission of the popes from Rome to France. The majority of his work had a religious theme, although he also completed portraits of important figures in Rome at the time.