Paintings around 1600
by EL GRECO

In his later portraits El Greco increasingly reduces the role of the body of his sitters, omitting all the props and attributes of their rank, and he attempts to reveal the whole being of them. He painted around 1600 the Portrait of a Man (an assumed self-portrait), a fine and particularly compelling portrait, the moving portrait of his friend Antonio de Covarrubias, and the awesome portrait of the Grand Inquisitor, a celebrated picture which has become synonymous not only with El Greco but with Spain and the Spanish Inquisition.

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Preview Picture Data File Info Comment
The Purification of the Temple
c. 1600
Oil on canvas, 42 x 52 cm
Frick Collection, New York

1076*850
True Color
205 Kb



The Purification of the Temple
c. 1600
Oil on canvas, 106 x 130 cm
National Gallery, London

1060*850
True Color
159 Kb



The Purification of the Temple (detail)
c. 1600
Oil on canvas
National Gallery, London

950*1095
True Color
190 Kb



The Purification of the Temple (detail)
c. 1600
Oil on canvas
National Gallery, London

850*1127
True Color
184 Kb



The Disrobing of Christ
c. 1600
Oil on canvas, 129 x 160 cm
Szépművészeti Múzeum, Budapest

834*654
True Color
105 Kb



St Jerome as Cardinal
c. 1600
Oil on canvas, 59 x 48 cm
National Gallery, London

667*850
True Color
104 Kb



The Repentant Peter
c. 1600
Oil on canvas, 94 x 75 cm
Phillips Collection, Washington

822*1038
True Color
181 Kb



St. John the Baptist
c. 1600
Oil on canvas, 111 x 66 cm
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, San Francisco

850*1423
True Color
150 Kb



Sts John and Francis
c. 1600
Oil on canvas, 110 x 86 cm
Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence

1000*1274
True Color
160 Kb



Christ as Saviour
c. 1600
Oil on canvas, 73 x 56,5 cm
National Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh

850*1096
True Color
139 Kb



An Allegory with a Boy Lighting a Candle in the Company of an Ape and a Fool (Fábula)
c. 1600
Oil on canvas, 50 x 64 cm
Museo del Prado, Madrid

1300*1012
True Color
179 Kb



Portrait of a Cardinal
c. 1600
Oil on canvas, 171 x 108 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

691*1110
True Color
190 Kb



Portrait of a Cardinal (detail)
c. 1600
Oil on canvas
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1100*900
True Color
192 Kb



Portrait of a Man
1595-1600
Oil on canvas, 53 x 47 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1000*1122
True Color
177 Kb



Antonio de Covarrubias
c. 1600
Oil on canvas, 67,5 x 57,5 cm
Musée du Louvre, Paris

1000*1192
True Color
140 Kb



Diego de Covarrubias
c. 1600
Oil on canvas, 67 x 55 cm
Museo de El Greco, Toledo

1000*1213
True Color
152 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 |