(b. 1541, Candia, d. 1614, Toledo)

The Coronation of the Virgin

Oil on canvas, 105 x 80 cm
Museo de Santa Cruz, Toledo

The painting was part of the High Altar in the parish church of Talavera la Vieja in Toledo. The other two paintings belonging to the altarpiece represent Sts Andrew and Peter. In this painting El Greco set the general pattern for the subject, to be repeated in the Capilla de San José, Toledo (1597-99) and at Illescas (1603-05).