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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

1868Robinson, John Charles. Memoranda on Fifty Pictures. London, 1868: 38-41, no. 28.
1897Justi, Carl. "Die Anfänge des Greco." Zeitschrift für bildende Kunst 8 (1897): 182-184. Reprinted in Carl Justi. Miscellaneen aus drei Jahrhunderten spanischen Kunstlebens. 2 vols. Berlin, 1907: 1:217-218.
1903Williamson, George, ed. Bryan's Dictionary of Painters and Engravers. 4th ed. 5 vols. London, 1903-1904: 5:166.
1903Cook, Francis. Abridged Catalogue of the Pictures at Doughty House, Richmond, Belonging to Sir Frederick Cook, Bart., M.P., Visconde de Monserrate. London, 1903: 22, no. 5.
1907Thieme, Ulrich, and Felix Becker, eds. Allgemeines Lexikon der bildenden Künstler von der Antike bis zur Gegenwart. 37 vols. Leipzig, 1907-1950: 33(1939):5.
1908Cossío, Manuel B. El Greco. Madrid, 1908: 76-81, 609. no. 349; pl. 7 bis (also 1972 rev. ed.: 39-40, 46-47, 359, no. 44, fig. 10).
1909Calvert, Albert F., and C. Gasquoine Hartley. El Greco. London, 1909: 37-38, 46.
1911Mayer, August L. El Greco. Munich, 1911: 22-24, 83, repro. 23.
1914Beruete y Moret, Aureliano de. "Exposition d'anciens maîtres espagnols à Londres." La revue de l'art ancien et moderne 35 (1914): 65.
1914Bertraux, Emile. "L'exposition espagnole de Londres." Gazette des Beaux-Arts 11 (1914): 254-255.
1915Brockwell, Maurice. Catalogue of the Paintings at Doughty House, Richmond, and Elsewhere in the Collection of Sir Frederick Cook, Bt., Visconde de Monserrate. 3 vols. London, 1915: 3:131, no. 495, pl. 17.
1926Mayer, August L. Dominico Theotocopuli, El Greco. Munich, 1926: 10, no. 49, pl. 3.
1927Willumsen, Jens Ferdinand. La jeunesse du peintre El Greco. 2 vols. Paris, 1927: 2:275-290, pl. 50.
1928Villar, Emilio H. del. El Greco en España. Madrid, 1928: 81, pl. 1.
1930Waterhouse, Ellis K. "El Greco's Italian Period." Art Studies 8 (1930): 70, 85, no. 5.
1930Rutter, Frank. El Greco. New York, 1930: 3, 16-17, 89, no. 4, pl. 3.
1931Mayer, August L. El Greco. Berlin, 1931: 13, 26-31, fig. 13.
1932Brockwell, Maurice W. Abridged Catalogye of the Pictures at Doughty House, Richmond, Surrey, in the Collection of Sir Herbert Cook. London, 1932: 29, no. 495.
1937Legendre, Maurice, and Alfred Hartmann. Domenikos Theotokopoulos Called El Greco. Paris, 1937: 158, repro.
1938Goldscheider, Ludwig. El Greco. London, 1938: pl. 5 (also 1954 rev. ed.: pl. 5).
1943Harris, Enriqueta. El Greco: The Purification of the Temple. The Gallery Books 2. London, 1943: 7-12, figs. 3, 8.
1943López-Rey, José. "El Greco's Baroque Light and Form." Gazette des Beaux-Arts 24 (1943): 75-76, fig. 1.
1948Palluchini, Rodolfo. "Some Early Works by El Greco." The Burlington Magazine 90 (1948): 133.
1950Camón Aznar, José. Domenico Greco. 2 vols. Madrid, 1950: 1:62-66, fig. 40; 2:1361, no. 82 (also 1972 rev. ed., 1:80-84, 133, fig. 46; 2:1342, no. 85).
1956Walker, John. "The Nation's Newest Old Masters." The National Geographic Magazine 110, no. 5 (November 1956): 631, color repro. 633, 634.
1956Paintings and Sculpture from the Kress Colllection Acquired by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation 1951-56. Introduction by John Walker, text by William E. Suida and Fern Rusk Shapley. National Gallery of Art. Washington, 1956: 92-95, no. 34, repros. 93, 95.
1957Shapley, Fern Rusk. Comparisons in Art: A Companion to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC. London, 1957 (reprinted 1959): pl. 38
1957Wittkower, Rudolf. "El Greco's Language of Gestures." Art News 56 (March, 1957): 54, repro. 48.
1958Trapier, Elizabeth du Gué. "Greco in the Farnese Palace, Rome." Gazette des Beaux-Arts 51 (1958): 78, 83-85.
1958Gaya Nuño, Juan Anotonio. La pintura española fuera de España; historia y catàlogo. Madrid, 1958: 187, no. 1193.
1959Paintings and Sculpture from the Samuel H. Kress Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1959: 268, repro.
1960MacLaren, Neil. National Gallery Catalogues: The Spanish School. Rev. ed. by Allan Braham. London, 1960: 24-27, under no. 1457.
1961Seymour 1961 (Kress), 131, color repro. pl. 123
1961Sánchez de Palacios, Mariano. El Greco. Madrid, 1961: 112.
1962Pavon, B. "El Greco arquitecto." Archivo Español de Arte y Arqueologia 35 (1962): 209-214.
1962Cairns, Huntington, and John Walker, eds., Treasures from the National Gallery of Art, New York, 1962: 42, color repro.
1962Wethey, Harold E. El Greco and His School. 2 vols. Princeton, 1962: 1:21-23, figs. 3, 363,; 2:66-68, no. 104 (also Spanish ed. Madrid, 1967: 1:40-41, pls. 3, 363; 2:81-83, no. 104).
1963Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. New York, 1963 (reprinted 1964 in French, German, and Spanish): 160, color repro. 161.
1964Xydis, Z. G. "El Greco's `Healing of the Blind.'" Gazette des Beaux-Arts 64 (1964): 303-304, fig. 6 (detail).
1965The Italian Heritage. Exh. cat. Wildenstein & Co. New York, 1965: under no. 43.
1965Summary Catalogue of European Paintings and Sculpture. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1965: 62
1966Cairns, Huntington, and John Walker, eds. A Pageant of Painting from the National Gallery of Art. 2 vols. New York, 1966: 1:196, color repro.
1968European Paintings and Sculpture, Illustrations. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1968: 55, repro.
1968The Frick Collection: An Illustrated Catalogue. 2 vols. Princeton, 1968: 2:314, 316-317, under 09.1.66.
1969Manzini, Gianna, and Tiziana Frati. L'opera completa del Greco. Milan, 1969: no. 10a.
1973Gudiol y Ricart, José. Domenikos Theotokopoulos, El Greco. Translated by Kenneth Lyons. New York, 1973: 21, 339, no. 8, figs. 9-10, color fig. 11 (also 1983 ed.: 21, 339, no. 8, figs. 9-10, color fig. 11).
1975European Paintings: An Illustrated Summary Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1975: 162, repro.
1976Davies, David. El Greco. London, 1976: 6, 11, note to pl. 2, color pl. 2.
1976Pérez Sánchez, A. E. The Golden Age of Spanish Painting. Exh. cat. Royal Academy of Arts. London, 1976: 30, under no. 6.
1977Eisler, Colin. Paintings from the Samuel H. Kress Collection: European Schools Excluding Italian. Oxford, 1977: 191-194, figs. 194, 197, as The Expulsion of the Moneychangers from the Temple.
1983Puppi, Lionello. "Il soggiorno italiano del Greco." Studies in the History of Art 13 (1983): 143.
1984Wethey, Harold E. "El Greco in Rome and the Portrait of Vincenzo Anastagi." Studies in the History of Art 13 (1984):172, repro.
1984Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. Rev. ed. New York, 1984: 234, no 300, color repro.
1984Davies, David. "El Greco and the Spiritual Reform Movement in Spain." Studies in the History of Art 13 (1984): 63, fig. 1.
1985European Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1985: 188, repro.
1990Brown, Jonathan, and Richard G. Mann. Spanish Paintings of the Fifteenth through Nineteenth Centuries. The Collections of the National Gallery of Art Systematic Catalogue. Washington, D.C., 1990: 67-72, color repro. 69.
1990El Greco of Crete: Exhibition on the Occasion of the 450th Anniversary of his Birth. Exh. cat. Iraklion, 1990: 304-307, fig. 1, 399-400.
1992National Gallery of Art, Washington. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 79, repro.
1993Nygren, Edward J. “Money." In Encyclopedia of Comparative Iconography: Themes Depicted in Works of Art. Edited by Helene E. Roberts. 2 vols. Chicago, 1998: 2:620.
1998Gibson, Sarah S. and Paul Grimley Kuntz." In Encyclopedia of Comparative Iconography: Themes Depicted in Works of Art. 2 vols. Edited by Helene E. Roberts. Chicago and London, 1998: 1:305.
2004Danziger, Elon. "The Cook Collection: Its Founder and Its Inheritors." The Burlington Magazine 146, no. 1216 (July 2004): 447.
2010Frankfort, Enriqueta Harris, translated by Nigel Glendinning. "El Greco's 'Fortuna Critica' in Britain." In Spanish Art in Britain and Ireland, 1750-1920: Studies in Reception, In Memory of Enriqueta Harris Frankfort. Edited by Nigel Glendinning and Hilary Macartney. London, 2010: 246, fig. 55, color pl. 16.

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