Martin de Redin y Cruzat (1579 - 1660)

Maltese School
National Trust Inventory Number 807362

Category Art / Oil paintings
Date 1657 - 1660
Materials Oil on canvas
Measurements 635 x 508 mm
Place of origin
Collection St John's Jerusalem, Kent
On show at St John's Jerusalem, Kent, London and South East, National Trust

Summary description

Oil painting on canvas, Martin de Redin y Cruzat (1579 - 1660) by A half-length portrait of Martino de Redin as 58th Grand Master of the Sovereign Military and Hospitaller Order of St John of Jerusalem of Rhodes and of Malta (17th August 1657 to 6th February 1660). He succeeded Lascaris, died after a reign of only three years, but during his office the island benefited greatly. He formed a regular Maltese corps of 4,000 musketeers, built a number of forts, and garrisoned them with Maltese gunners paid by him. Because of his personal connections with Sicily, as its former viceroy, he managed to obtain food for Malta from that country and improve the conditions of the islanders who were in a miserable state at the time.

Gilded frame.

Makers and roles

Maltese School, artist

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