Mattia Preti 1613-1699

The Incredulity of Saint Thomas

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Artist

Mattia Preti 1613-1699

Title

The Incredulity of Saint Thomas

Date

About 1640

Medium

Oil on canvas

Dimensions

H: 33.5 x W: 95.8 cm

Reference

CVCSC:0387.S

Collection

Naples

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Spending his formative years in Rome and travelling throughout Italy in the 1640s, it was in Naples during the following decade that Preti established his reputation, securing a number of lucrative commissions. This powerful painting depicts the moment when the doubting Apostle Thomas is invited by the resurrected Christ to insert his fingers into the wounds in His side caused by the centurion’s spear, to confirm His identity.

Mattia Preti The Incredulity of Saint Thomas About 1640 © Compton Verney