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

St Veronica Holding the Veil

c. 1580
Oil on canvas, 84 x 91 cm
Museo de Santa Cruz, Toledo

El Greco treated the theme of the veil of Veronica several times. This version is one of El Greco's important paintings of the period. The artist used the same model as for one of the Marys in the Disrobing (El Espolio), but the degree of naturalism varies considerably in these two contemporary renderings.