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

Saint Bernardino

Oil on canvas, 269 x 144 cm
Museo de El Greco, Toledo

Painted for the high altar of the Colegio de San Bernardino, Toledo, between February and September, 1603. In the last decade or so of his life El Greco created a number of life-size, full-length standing Saints - Saint John the Baptist (Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco); Saint Peter (El Escorial); Saint Ildefonso (El Escorial) - which are among the most impressive of his works. A splendid motif is the group of three mitres, an attribute of the Saint.

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