Paintings between 1591 and 1595
by EL GRECO

From the time of the Burial of the Count of Orgaz, El Greco began to create his own images of the different Saints such as St Louis, or St Francis. El Greco painted pairs of saints from the 1590s: Sts Peter and Paul, as well as Sts Andrew and Francis are good examples. The High Altar in the parish church of Talavera la Vieja in Toledo was executed also in this period.

Suggested listening (streaming mp3, 3 minutes):
Guillauame Dufay: Aurea luce, hymn for the feast of Sts Peter and Paul


Preview Picture Data File Info Comment
The Coronation of the Virgin
1591
Oil on canvas, 90 x 100 cm
Museo del Prado, Madrid

1014*1000
True Color
180 Kb



The Coronation of the Virgin
1591
Oil on canvas, 105 x 80 cm
Museo de Santa Cruz, Toledo

658*948
True Color
181 Kb



Apostles Peter and Paul
c. 1592
Oil on canvas, 121,5 x 105 cm
The Hermitage, St. Petersburg

1068*1255
True Color
148 Kb



The Holy Family
c. 1595
Oil on canvas, 127 x 106 cm
Hospital Tavera, Toledo

672*811
True Color
107 Kb



The Holy Family (detail)
1595
Oil on canvas
Hospital Tavera, Toledo

566*750
True Color
109 Kb



St Louis, King of France, with a Page
1592-95
Oil on canvas, 120 x 96 cm
Musée du Louvre, Paris

950*1179
True Color
179 Kb



St Andrew and St Francis
1595
Oil on canvas, 167 x 113 cm
Museo del Prado, Madrid

900*1343
True Color
154 Kb



Christ
1590-95
Oil on canvas, 61 x 46 cm
Národní Galerie, Prague

638*865
True Color
89 Kb



St Francis Meditating
c. 1595
Oil on canvas, 147,3 x 105,4 cm
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, San Francisco

800*1114
True Color
95 Kb



The Virgin Mary
1590s
Oil on canvas, 52 x 36 cm
Musée des Beaux-Arts, Strasbourg

750*1050
True Color
111 Kb



The Virgin Mary
1594-1604
Oil on canvas, 52 x 41 cm
Museo del Prado, Madrid

633*915
True Color
135 Kb



Poet Ercilla y Zuniga
1590s
Oil on canvas, 44 x 41,5 cm
The Hermitage, St. Petersburg

881*948
True Color
60 Kb



An Elderly Gentleman
1590s
Oil on canvas, 44 x 42 cm
Museo del Prado, Madrid

1000*1066
True Color
132 Kb



Study of a Man
c. 1595
Oil on canvas, 49,5 x 42,5 cm
Szépművészeti Múzeum, Budapest

730*852
True Color
136 Kb



Female Portrait
c. 1595
Oil on canvas, 40 x 33 cm
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia

558*700
True Color
88 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 |