The Triumph of Time.
Signed l.r.: F.M.P.C/F.
Oil on canvas.
220cm by 300cm.
1688 Inventory: “The Plaster Dineing Roome & Clossett….1 piece of old Time done by Fra. Matthaus Knt of Malta”.
1738 Inventory: “The Red Velvet Dining Room [South DR] On one Side of the Room, the Progress of Time thro’ the Temple of Hercules crowned with Flowers, in his hand a Scithe lifted up; under, a Boy with a Pair of Compasses in one Hand, an Hour-glass in the other, underneath him, Death just cutting the Thread of Life: On one Side of Time Kings, Conquerors, Popes, Cardinals and People of all Ages; underneath him Monuments, some from behind the Image of Hercules, by Francis Matthews, Knight of Malta.”
1763 Inventory: “The dining room [South DR]…the Progress of Time by Fra. Matthues of Pau: Gimignani “.