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

The Annunciation

Oil on canvas, 128 x 83 cm
Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio

The colour and ecstatic movement is of the utmost splendour and grace, appropriate to the presentation of this particular Mystery, one of El Greco's favourite themes. The painting is a later and simpler version of the subject painted for the Colegio de Doña Maria, Madrid.