Paintings between 1576 and 1580
by EL GRECO

In addition to the great commissions, El Greco painted between 1576 and 1580 portraits, altarpieces, and representations of popular saints such as St Francis, Mary Magdalen, or St Veronica. One of the key works of the artist's first years in Spain, and his first life-size male nude is the St Sebastian.

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Preview Picture Data File Info Comment
Portrait of a Sculptor
1576-78
Oil on canvas, 94 x 87 cm
Private collection

970*1048
True Color
166 Kb



A Lady in a Fur Wrap
1577-80
Oil on canvas, 62 x 59 cm
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow

962*1200
True Color
174 Kb



Mary Magdalen in Penitence
1576-78
Oil on canvas, 157 x 121 cm
Szépművészeti Múzeum, Budapest

900*1184
True Color
179 Kb



Mary Magdalen in Penitence
1578-80
Oil on canvas, 108 x 101 cm
Worcester Art Museum, Worcester

1000*1048
True Color
151 Kb



St Sebastian
1577-78
Oil on canvas, 191 x 152 cm
Museo Catedralicio, Palencia

900*1171
True Color
157 Kb



Apparition of the Virgin to St Lawrence
1578-80
Oil on canvas, 119 x 102 cm
Museo de Nosa Senore da Antiga, Monforte de Lemos

675*800
True Color
171 Kb



Portrait of a Gentleman from the Casa de Leiva
1580
Oil on canvas, 88 x 69 cm
Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal

624*800
True Color
98 Kb



An Allegory with a Boy Lighting a Candle in the Company of an Ape and a Fool (Fábula)
1577-79
Oil on canvas, 65 x 90 cm
Private collection

1306*900
True Color
122 Kb



St Veronica Holding the Veil
c. 1580
Oil on canvas, 84 x 91 cm
Museo de Santa Cruz, Toledo

950*1006
True Color
118 Kb



The Ecstasy of St Francis
c. 1580
Oil on canvas, 102 x 75 cm
Bishop's Palace, Siedlce

677*950
True Color
155 Kb



Christ on the Cross Adored by Two Donors
c. 1580
Oil on canvas, 248 x 180 cm
Musée du Louvre, Paris

900*1379
True Color
160 Kb



Christ on the Cross Adored by Two Donors (detail)
c. 1580
Oil on canvas
Musée du Louvre, Paris

900*1117
True Color
122 Kb




Summary of paintings by El Greco
Crete: before 1567 | Venice: 1567-70 | Rome: 1570-75
Spain
1576-80 (page 1) (page 2) | 1581-85 | 1586-90 | 1591-95 | 1596-1600
Santo Domingo: 1577-79 | Count Orgaz: 1586-88 | Colegio: 1596-1600
Capilla San José: 1597-99 | Illescas: 1603-05 | Apostolado: 1610-14
c. 1600 | 1601-05 | 1606-10 | c. 1610 | after 1610
Oballe Chapel: 1608-13 | Hospital Tavera: 1608-14 | Drawings | Sculptures
Subjects
| Apostles | Saints | Christ | Portraits |