Paintings between 1586 and 1590
by EL GRECO

In addition to major altarpieces, El Greco did a booming trade in devotional pictures. Examples from this period are St Francis Receiving the Stigmata,, Mary Magdalen in Penitence, St Dominic in Prayer, and Christ Carrying the Cross.

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Preview Picture Data File Info Comment
Christ on the Cross with the Two Maries and St John
c. 1588
Oil on canvas, 120 x 80 cm
National Gallery, Athens

662*1030
True Color
158 Kb



Christ on the Cross
1585-90
Oil on canvas, 57 x 33 cm
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

653*949
True Color
90 Kb



St Francis Receiving the Stigmata
1585-90
Oil on canvas, 102 x 97 cm
Walters Art Museum, Baltimore

800*845
True Color
82 Kb



Saint Francis Receiving the Stigmata
1585-90
Oil on canvas, 105 x 80 cm
Private collection

1030*1364
True Color
107 Kb



St Francis in Prayer before the Crucifix
1585-90
Oil on canvas, 105,5 x 86,5 cm
Museo de Bellas Artes, Bilbao

850*1033
True Color
90 Kb



Julián Romero de las Azanas and his Patron Saint
1585-90
Oil on canvas, 207 x 127 cm
Museo del Prado, Madrid

487*800
True Color
77 Kb



Mary Magdalen in Penitence
1585-90
Oil on canvas, 109 x 96 cm
Museo Cau Ferrat, Sitges

900*984
True Color
119 Kb



Portrait of Doctor Rodrigo de la Fuente (El Médico)
1588-89
Oil on canvas, 93 x 84 cm
Museo del Prado, Madrid

687*800
True Color
68 Kb



Portrait of Rodrigo Vázquez
1585-90
Oil on canvas, 62 x 40 cm
Museo del Prado, Madrid

529*800
True Color
44 Kb



Portrait of a Man
1586-90
Oil on cardboard, 7,9 x 5,7 cm
The Hispanic Society of America, New York

404*550
True Color
30 Kb



Christ Carrying the Cross
1580s
Oil on canvas, 105 x 79 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

900*1252
True Color
158 Kb



Christ Carrying the Cross (detail)
1580s
Oil on canvas
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

951*1300
True Color
166 Kb



The Holy Family
1586-88
Oil on canvas, 178 x 105 cm
Museo de Santa Cruz, Toledo

850*1457
True Color
181 Kb



St Dominic in Prayer
1586-90
Oil on canvas, 118 x 86 cm
Private collection

900*1196
True Color
136 Kb



The Agony in the Garden
c. 1590
Oil on canvas, 104 x 117 cm
Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio

1129*1000
True Color
187 Kb



An Allegory with a Boy Lighting a Candle in the Company of an Ape and a Fool (Fábula)
1589-92
Oil on canvas, 67,3 x 88,6 cm
National Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh

1125*850
True Color
67 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 |