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

St Dominic in Prayer

Oil on canvas, 75 x 58 cm
Private collection

In this painting Saint Dominic is depicted, simply dressed in his black and white habit, in a moment of quiet piety in the wilderness, kneeling in prayer before a simple, model crucifix propped up against a rock. El Greco and his workshop painted St Dominic several times, either in an interior or outside. Though compositionally similar, no two versions are the same.

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