Published on the 300th year anniversary of Francesco Zahra’s birth, this book seeks to show the extraordinary range of the artist’s output. Zahra was Malta’s most important native painter of the mid-18th century and his style wonderfully captured the spirit of the Late Baroque. He was extremely prolific and could handle the brush with a fascinating ease, thus furnishing Maltese churches with hundreds of paintings, large and small. His extraordinary creative spirit also ensured that his pictures breathed the compositional freshness of mature artists. Francesco Zahra produced various designs for church furniture, marble altars, silver artefacts, liturgical vessels and other objets d’art that still survive scattered around the island which made him made him one of the most fashionable of the Baroque painters active in Malta.