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El Greco: Saint Louis, King of France, and a Page, 1590-97


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El Greco

[Greek-born Spanish Mannerist Painter, 1541-1614]

• Also known as:  Domenikos Theotokopoulos
Domenicos Theotocopoulos
Domenico Theotocopuli
• Relationships: Studied under Titian.
El Greco's students included Juan Bautista Mayno and Pedro Orrente.
• Browse all:  Greek artists / Spanish artists

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    El Greco Works Online    
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Paintings in Museums and Public Art Galleries Worldwide:
Notable SiteAlte Pinakothek, Munich, Germany

Notable SiteArt Institute of Chicago   NEW!

Notable SiteFine Arts Museums of San Francisco   NEW!

Notable SiteHermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg, Russia
Saints Peter and Paul, 1587-92
Portrait of the Poet Alonso Ercilla y Zuniga, 1576-78

Notable SiteJ. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
Saint John the Evangelist and an Angel, 1600
Christ on the Cross, 1600

Notable SiteKress Foundation Collection
(Look for the "Image" links for super high resolution scans)
St. Francis Venerating the Crucifix, ca.1595

Notable SiteEl Greco at the Louvre Museum, Paris
Christ on the Cross Adored by Donors

Notable SiteEl Greco at the Louvre Museum, Paris
Saint Louis, King of France, and a Page

Notable SiteLouvre Museum Database, Paris

Notable SiteMetropolitan Museum of Art, New York City   NEW!  

Notable SiteMuseo de Bellas Artes de Sevilla, Seville, Spain (in Spanish)  
(Click on "ampliar imagen" for a huge enlargement of the image)
Retrato de Jorge Manuel

Notable SiteMuseum of Fine Arts, Boston   NEW!
Paintings collection online

Notable SiteNational Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh   NEW!

Notable SiteNational Gallery, London, UK

Notable SiteNational Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.   NEW!
Includes a biography of the artist

Notable SiteNational Gallery of Canada, Ottawa  
St. Francis and Brother Leo Meditating on Death

Notable SiteNorton Simon Museum, Pasadena, California

Notable SitePrado Museum Database, Madrid   NEW!
(Linking to the Spanish-language version because it contains far more works than the English version)

Notable SiteRijksmuseum, Amsterdam   NEW!

Bilbao Fine Arts Museum, Spain
Saint Francis Praying before the Crucified Christ

Bilbao Fine Arts Museum, Spain
The Annunciation

Boughton House, Northamptonshire, UK
The Adoration of the Shepherds

Bowes Museum, County Durham, UK
The Tears of St. Peter

Chi-Mei Museum, Taiwan (in Chinese)  
Saint Martin et le mendicant

Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio

Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, Washington, D.C.
The Visitation

E.G. Bührle Collection, Zurich
(Click on the title to see a specific work, then click on the image to enlarge)
The Birth of the Virgin, ca.1590-95

Frick Collection, New York City   NEW!
Purification of the Temple
St. Jerome
Vincenzo Anastagi

Galleria Borghese, Rome
NativitÓ e Battesimo di Ges¨

Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, Nebraska
Saint Francis in Prayer, ca.1582

Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, Texas   NEW!

Lázaro Galdiano Foundation Museum, Madrid (in Spanish)  

Meadows Museum at Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas
Saint Francis Kneeling in Meditation, 1605-10

Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, St. Louis, Missouri

Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minnesota  
Christ Driving the Money Changers from the Temple, ca.1571-76

Museo de Bellas Artes de Valencia, Spain (in Spanish)  
San Juan Bautista

Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Buenos Aires, Argentina (in Spanish)  

Museu de Arte de São Paulo, Brazil (in Portuguese)  

Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya, Barcelona
Saint Peter and Saint Paul

Museum of the Hispanic Society of America, New York City
Head of Saint Francis, 1590s

Museum of the Hispanic Society of America, New York City
5 works online

National Gallery of Victoria, Australia
Portrait of a cardinal

National Museum of Art of Romania
3 paintings by El Greco

National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo
Christ on the Cross

Oskar Reinhart Collection, Switzerland

Philadelphia Museum of Art

Pinacoteca Nazionale di Bologna (in Italian)  
Ultima Cena

Ringling Museum of Art, Florida
The Crucifixion with Mary and Saint John, ca.1603/05

Saint Louis Art Museum, Missouri
St. Paul, 1598-1600

San Diego Museum of Art, California   NEW!

State Museums of Florence Digital Archive, Italy

Statens Museum for Kunst (National Gallery of Denmark), Copenhagen
Click "English" at the top right to switch the default language, then click "Search"

The Walters Art Museum, Maryland   NEW!

Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid
(Images are zoomable; click on the "expand" icon below the detail image)

Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid   NEW!
(Images are zoomable; click on the "expand" icon below the detail image)

Toledo Museum of Art, Ohio
(Click the "European 1000-1900" category, then see the work in the first row of thumbnails)

Virtual Uffizi
Saint John the Evangelist and Francis

Wallraf-Richartz-Museum, Cologne, Germany (mostly in German)  

Worcester Art Museum, Massachusetts
The Repentant Magdalen, ca.1577

National Art Databases and Museum Inventories:

Art Fund for UK Museums
An Allegory (FÓbula), 1585-90

Joconde Database of French Museum Collections (in French)  

UK National Inventory of Continental European Paintings (NICE)

Art Market:
(e.g. records of past sales at auction; sites providing examples of the artist's signature)
Christie's Past Sale Archive
(database goes as far back as 1991; images go about as far back as 1999)

Sotheby's Sold Lot Archive
(database goes as far back as 1998; images where permitted by copyright go about as far back as 2001)

Pictures from Image Archives:
Notable SiteEl Greco
Website about El Greco and his paintings

Notable SiteEl Greco at The Art Renewal Center

Notable SiteEl Greco at The Artchive  

Notable SiteEl Greco at The Athenaeum  
Numerous works online by Greco

Notable SiteEl Greco in the Web Gallery of Art  

Notable SiteEl Greco in the WebMuseum  

Notable SiteWikimedia Commons Image Database  

Notable SiteWorld Visit Guide (formerly Insecula)

California State University WorldImages Database  

El Greco at CGFA  

Ciudad de la Pintura (in Spanish)  

El Poder de la Palabra (The Power of the Word) (in Spanish)  

Google Art Project
St's Peter and Paul (The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg)

Google Art Project
View of Toledo (The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York)

Google Art Project
The Annunciation (Museo Thyssen - Bornemisza, Madrid)

Humanities Web  

Memory of the Netherlands Project
Great scans; use your mouse wheel to zoom in on the detail images

Olga's Gallery

Rasiel's Wallpapers
(Click on the size of the scan you wish to view)

RKD Netherlands Imagebase   NEW!
Eclectic database of images that range from old black-and-white photos to superb, zoomable reproductions

State Hermitage Museum Unofficial Site

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Bing Images: "El Greco"   
Miscellaneous Sites:
Jacques-Edouard Berger Foundation

The Modernist Journals Project
(Click "Retrieve Images" to see artworks)

Articles and Reference Sites:
Notable SiteEncyclopedia Britannica complete article on El Greco  
Note: The full version of the article is available only if you follow this link. If you bookmark the article and return later, or if you navigate directly to the Britannica website, you will see a 100-word preview only. Troubleshooting

Notable SiteRKD Netherlands Institute for Art History  

Notable SiteUnion List of Artist Names (Getty Museum)  
Reference sheet with basic information about the artist and pointers to other references.

Notable SiteWikipedia, the "Open Content" Encyclopedia
Biographical info

Antiques & Fine Art Magazine
View of Toledo

Artnet Magazine
Saint Francis Standing in Meditation

International Herald Tribune (now part of the New York Times organization)
"El Greco: The Master and the Myth," article by Roderick Conway Morris

The Guardian Newspaper, UK
"Revelations", 2004 review by Adrian Searle

The London Evening Standard
"A giant among pygmies", 2004 article by Brian Sewell

The New York Observer
"El Greco, Modern Augurer, Stirred Mobs to Battle", article by Hilton Kramer

The New York Observer
"Shock of the Old: El Greco Now Seen As First Modernist", article by Hilton Kramer

The New Yorker
"El Greco retrospective at the Metropolitan Museum of Art", 2003 review by Peter Schjeldahl

The Telegraph Newspaper, UK
Luc Tuymans on The Burial of the Count of Orgaz by El Greco

The Village Voice
"Visionary Logic", 2003 article by Jerry Saltz

"Look Inside" and "Search Inside" Books at Amazon
Look Inside Books:Selections from the books listed below are scanned in, in high res. Text is clearly readable and art reproductions vary from so-so to excellent. Don't miss the fact that you can usually zoom in via the "View" drop-down menu, along the top row of Amazon's Online Reader.            
Search Inside Books:Same as "Look Inside", except that the entire book is scanned in, and the text is fully searchable. This is an unbelievable resource, for research and especially for previewing a book when making the decision to buy.
Note: Some "Search Inside" features are limited to people signed in to an account which has previously made a purchase at Amazon.
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El Greco

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El Greco: The Burial of Count Orgaz

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El Greco in Toledo


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