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

St Francis in Prayer before the Crucifix

1585-90
Oil on canvas, 105,5 x 86,5 cm
Museo de Bellas Artes, Bilbao

This painting, coming from the monastery of Cuerva (Toledo), is one (perhaps the oldest) of the many versions of this subject painted by El Greco.

Suggested listening (streaming mp3, 33 minutes):
Michael Haydn: St Francis Mass