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image of Christ Cleansing the Temple El Greco (Domenikos Theotokopoulos)
El Greco (painter)
Greek, 1541 - 1614
Christ Cleansing the Temple, probably before 1570
oil on panel
overall: 65.4 x 83.2 cm (25 3/4 x 32 3/4 in.) framed: 87.6 x 106.7 x 7.6 cm (34 1/2 x 42 x 3 in.)
Samuel H. Kress Collection
1957.14.4
Not on View
From the Tour: El Greco
Object 1 of 8

Exhibition History

1894
Venetian Art, The New Gallery, London, 1894-1895, 35, no. 182.
1895
Spanish Art, The New Gallery, London 1895-1896, 30, no. 130.
1913
Spanish Old Masters, Grafton Galleries, London, 1913-1914, 113-114, no. 116.
1948
Loan Exhibition of Pictures from the Cook Collection, The Holburne of Mentrie Museum, Bath, 1948-1951, no. 495, repro.
1956
Paintings and Sculpture from the Kress Collection, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1956, 92-94, no. 34.
1982
El Greco of Toledo, The Toledo [Ohio] Museum of Art; Prado, Madrid; National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, 1982-1983, 78-80, 226-227, no. 2, pl. 12.
1999
El Greco: Identidad y transformación, Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid; Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome; National Gallery and Alexandros Soutzos Museum, Athens, 1999-2000, no. 12, repro. (shown only in Madrid and Rome).
2001
El Greco: Themes and Variations, The Frick Collection, New York, 2001, pl. IV.
2003
El Greco: The Illumination and Quickening of the Spirit, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; The National Gallery, London, 2003-2004, no. 6, repro., as The Purification of the Temple (shown only in London).

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