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Knight Of Saint John Collection

"The Knight of Saint John: Guardians of Chivalry and Nobility" Step into the world of the illustrious Knight of Saint John, where honor, bravery

Background imageKnight Of Saint John Collection: Scenes from the Legend of Saint Cordula: the apparition before the Knight of St. John... c

Scenes from the Legend of Saint Cordula: the apparition before the Knight of St. John... c
Scenes from the Legend of Saint Cordula: the apparition before the Knight of St. John Ingenbrant, c. 1490-1499. Private Collection

Background imageKnight Of Saint John Collection: Portrait of Gerolamo Venier, Knight of Malta, c. 1580. Creator: Tintoretto, Jacopo (1518-1594)

Portrait of Gerolamo Venier, Knight of Malta, c. 1580. Creator: Tintoretto, Jacopo (1518-1594)
Portrait of Gerolamo Venier, Knight of Malta, c. 1580. Found in the collection of the Accademia Carrara, Bergamo

Background imageKnight Of Saint John Collection: The Maltese crown of Tsar Paul I. From the Antiquities of the Russian State, 1849-1853

The Maltese crown of Tsar Paul I. From the Antiquities of the Russian State, 1849-1853. Private Collection

Background imageKnight Of Saint John Collection: Allegory of the nobility of the order of Malta, 1747. Creator: De Mura, Francesco (1696-1782)

Allegory of the nobility of the order of Malta, 1747. Creator: De Mura, Francesco (1696-1782)
Allegory of the nobility of the order of Malta, 1747. Found in the Collection of MUZA, Muzew Nazzjonali tal-Arti, Valletta, (Heritage Malta)

Background imageKnight Of Saint John Collection: Knight of Malta, 1510-1515

Knight of Malta, 1510-1515. Found in the Collection of Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence

Background imageKnight Of Saint John Collection: Portrait of Fra Antonio Martelli (Knight of Malta), 1608

Portrait of Fra Antonio Martelli (Knight of Malta), 1608. Found in the collection of Palazzo Pitti, Florence

Background imageKnight Of Saint John Collection: Initiation of Paul I into a Grand Master of the Maltese Order

Initiation of Paul I into a Grand Master of the Maltese Order. Found in the Collection of State Hermitage, St. Petersburg

Background imageKnight Of Saint John Collection: The Investiture of the Knight. From: Lancelot du Lac

The Investiture of the Knight. From: Lancelot du Lac. Found in the Collection of Bibliotheque Nationale de France

Background imageKnight Of Saint John Collection: Emperor Paul I dressed as Grand Master of Maltese

Emperor Paul I dressed as Grand Master of Maltese. Found in the Collection of State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg

Background imageKnight Of Saint John Collection: The Maltese cross of Maria Fyodorovna, Late 18th century. Artist: Orders, decorations and medals

The Maltese cross of Maria Fyodorovna, Late 18th century. Artist: Orders, decorations and medals
The Maltese cross of Maria Fyodorovna, Late 18th century. Found in the collection of State History Museum, Moscow

Background imageKnight Of Saint John Collection: The siege of Malta. Detail. Artist: Perez d Aleccio (da Lecce), Matteo (1547-1616)

The siege of Malta. Detail. Artist: Perez d Aleccio (da Lecce), Matteo (1547-1616)
The siege of Malta. Detail. Found in the collection of the Palace of the Grand Master, Valletta

Background imageKnight Of Saint John Collection: The Priory Palace in Gatchina, before 1817. Artist: Martynov, Andrei Yefimovich (1768-1826)

The Priory Palace in Gatchina, before 1817. Artist: Martynov, Andrei Yefimovich (1768-1826)
The Priory Palace in Gatchina, before 1817. Found in the collection of the State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow

Background imageKnight Of Saint John Collection: Alof de Wignacourt (1547-1622), Grand Master of the Order of Malta

Alof de Wignacourt (1547-1622), Grand Master of the Order of Malta. Artist: Caravaggio, Michelangelo (1571-1610)
Alof de Wignacourt (1547-1622), Grand Master of the Order of Malta. Found in the collection of Louvre, Paris

Background imageKnight Of Saint John Collection: Portrait of baron Alexei Vasilyev, 1800. Artist: Borovikovsky, Vladimir Lukich (1757-1825)

Portrait of baron Alexei Vasilyev, 1800. Artist: Borovikovsky, Vladimir Lukich (1757-1825)
Portrait of baron Alexei Vasilyev, 1800. Found in the collection of the State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg

Background imageKnight Of Saint John Collection: A Knight of Saint John, ca 1530. Artist: Caravaggio, Polidoro da (ca 1499-1543)

A Knight of Saint John, ca 1530. Artist: Caravaggio, Polidoro da (ca 1499-1543)
A Knight of Saint John, ca 1530. Found in the collection of the National Gallery, London

Background imageKnight Of Saint John Collection: Portrait of a Knight of Rhodes, 1514. Artist: Franciabigio (1482-1525)

Portrait of a Knight of Rhodes, 1514. Artist: Franciabigio (1482-1525)
Portrait of a Knight of Rhodes, 1514. Found in the collection of the National Gallery, London

Background imageKnight Of Saint John Collection: The Villa Malta, Rome, 1860s. Artist: Leighton, Frederic, 1st Baron Leighton (1830-1896)

The Villa Malta, Rome, 1860s. Artist: Leighton, Frederic, 1st Baron Leighton (1830-1896)
The Villa Malta, Rome, 1860s. Found in the collection of the National Gallery, London


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"The Knight of Saint John: Guardians of Chivalry and Nobility" Step into the world of the illustrious Knight of Saint John, where honor, bravery, and nobility reign supreme. Throughout history, this esteemed order has left an indelible mark on both art and culture. Marvel at the Maltese crown worn by Tsar Paul I, a symbol of his admiration for this noble brotherhood. This intricate piece from 1849-1853 showcases the grandeur associated with their legacy. In Francesco De Mura's allegorical masterpiece from 1747, we witness an artistic tribute to the nobility embodied by these knights. Their dedication to serving humanity shines through as they protect Malta's shores. Travel back in time to 1510-1515 with a portrait capturing a valiant Knight of Malta. His armor glistens under the sun as he stands resolute against any threat that may arise. Fra Antonio Martelli's portrait from 1608 immortalizes one knight who dedicated his life to upholding the values cherished by this order. His unwavering commitment is evident in every brushstroke. Witness Emperor Paul I's initiation into becoming a Grand Master himself - a momentous occasion that solidified his devotion to preserving chivalry within the Order. The Investiture ceremony depicted here echoes Lancelot du Lac's tales of knighthood. Emperor Paul I further embraced his role by dressing as Grand Master - an embodiment of power and authority intertwined with benevolence and righteousness. The Maltese cross holds great significance within this esteemed brotherhood. Maria Fyodorovna proudly wore it during her time; its elegance reflecting her deep connection to this noble cause during the late 18th century. Delve into history as you explore Matteo Perez d Aleccio's detailed depiction of The Siege of Malta. Witnessing their valor amidst adversity reminds us why these knights were revered as true defenders of the faith.