Raymond Agius - Malta Playing Arts

Raymond Agius

The 450th anniversary of the Great Siege of Malta (1565) is commemorated in 2015, depicted here with chevalier Jack the Knight on horseback watching the approaching Ottoman fleet (acrylics on canvas, 55x75cm). He stands in for the Maltese militia, especially the Mdina cavalry which was tasked to follow and report the armada’s whereabouts as well as skirmish with any landing party (for Mdina →6and black Joker, for Knights read 2and Jack).

(text by Margit Waas)