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

Portrait of a Man

Oil on cardboard, 7,9 x 5,7 cm
The Hispanic Society of America, New York

Work by El Greco in small format, which includes miniatures, small-scale religious paintings and reduced versions of larger compositions, is well documented from the time of his residence in Italy onwards. Yet this interesting portrait miniature remains one of the few known in his oeuvre. It bears an original signature on the back.

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