Paintings around 1600
by EL GRECO

In his later portraits El Greco increasingly reduces the role of the body of his sitters, omitting all the props and attributes of their rank, and he attempts to reveal the whole being of them. He painted around 1600 the Portrait of a Man (an assumed self-portrait), a fine and particularly compelling portrait, the moving portrait of his friend Antonio de Covarrubias, and the awesome portrait of the Grand Inquisitor, a celebrated picture which has become synonymous not only with El Greco but with Spain and the Spanish Inquisition.

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The Purification of the Temple
c. 1600
Oil on canvas, 42 x 52 cm
Frick Collection, New York


The Purification of the Temple
c. 1600
Oil on canvas, 106 x 130 cm
National Gallery, London


The Purification of the Temple (detail)
c. 1600
Oil on canvas
National Gallery, London


The Purification of the Temple (detail)
c. 1600
Oil on canvas
National Gallery, London


The Disrobing of Christ
c. 1600
Oil on canvas, 129 x 160 cm
Szépművészeti Múzeum, Budapest


St Jerome as Cardinal
c. 1600
Oil on canvas, 59 x 48 cm
National Gallery, London


The Repentant Peter
c. 1600
Oil on canvas, 94 x 75 cm
Phillips Collection, Washington


St. John the Baptist
c. 1600
Oil on canvas, 111 x 66 cm
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, San Francisco


Sts John the Evangelist and Francis
c. 1600
Oil on canvas, 110 x 87 cm
Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence


Christ as Saviour
c. 1600
Oil on canvas, 73 x 56,5 cm
National Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh


An Allegory with a Boy Lighting a Candle in the Company of an Ape and a Fool (Fábula)
c. 1600
Oil on canvas, 50 x 64 cm
Museo del Prado, Madrid


Portrait of a Cardinal
c. 1600
Oil on canvas, 171 x 108 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York


Portrait of a Cardinal (detail)
c. 1600
Oil on canvas
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York


Portrait of a Man
1595-1600
Oil on canvas, 53 x 47 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York


Antonio de Covarrubias
c. 1600
Oil on canvas, 67,5 x 57,5 cm
Musée du Louvre, Paris


Diego de Covarrubias
c. 1600
Oil on canvas, 67 x 55 cm
Museo de El Greco, Toledo



Summary of paintings by El Greco
Crete: before 1567 | Venice: 1567-70 | Rome: 1570-75
Spain
1576-80 (page 1) (page 2) | 1581-85 | 1586-90 | 1591-95 | 1596-1600
Santo Domingo: 1577-79 | Count Orgaz: 1586-88 | Colegio: 1596-1600
Capilla San José: 1597-99 | Illescas: 1603-05 | Apostolado: 1610-14
c. 1600 | 1601-05 | 1606-10 | c. 1610 | after 1610
Oballe Chapel: 1608-13 | Hospital Tavera: 1608-14 | Drawings | Sculptures



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