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Inscription

unidentified inventory number at upper left: 100

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Provenance

El Greco's son, Jorge Manuel Theotocópuli, Toledo, by 1621.[1] In 1786, possibly in the Convent of San Hermengildo, Madrid.[2] By 1902, in the collection of Felipe de la Rica of the Montejo family, Madrid.[3] By 1908, in the collection of Doña Maria de Montejo, Madrid.[4] After 1926, sold by the Montejo family to a European art dealer;[5] purchased by (Boehler & Steinmeyer, New York);[6] sold in February 1931 to Chester Dale, New York;[7] gift to NGA 1943.

Exhibition History

1902
Exposición de las obras de Domenico Theotocópuli, llamado El Greco, Prado, Madrid, 1902, 27, no. 43.
1965
The Chester Dale Bequest, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1965, unnumbered checklist.
1982
El Greco of Toledo, The Toledo [Ohio] Museum of Art; Prado, Madrid; National Gallery of Art, Washington; Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, 1982-1983, 254-255, no. 54, pl. 67 (shown in Washington only).

Bibliography

1908
Cossío, Manuel B. El Greco. Madrid, 1908: 366, 571, no. 113, pl. 71. Rev. ed., ed. Natalia Cossío Jímenez. Barcelona, 1972.
1909
Calvert, Albert F., and C. Gasquoine Hartley. El Greco. London, 1909: 153, pl. 58.
1924
Bénézit, E. Dictionnaire critique et documentaire des peintres, sculpteurs, dessinateurs, et graveurs. 3 vols. Paris, 1924: 3:882.
1926
Mayer, August L. Dominico Theotocopuli, El Greco. Munich, 1926: 45, no. 281, repro. 45.
1930
Mayer, August L. "Unbekannte Werke des Greco." Pantheon 5 (1930): 183-184, repro. 181.
1930
Rutter, Frank. El Greco. New York, 1930: 90, no. 12.
1931
"Fine El Greco Added to Chester Dale Collection." Art News 29 (29 April 1931): 4.
1931
Mayer, August L. El Greco. Berlin, 1931: 64, fig. 46.
1937
Legendre, Maurice, and Alfred Hartmann. Domenikos Theotokopoulos, Called El Greco. Paris, 1937: 437, repro.
1943
Washington Times-Herald 18 July 1943:C-10
1945
Cook 1945, 75, fig. 6.
1950
Cámon Aznar, José. Dominico Greco. 2 vols. Madrid, 2:896-897, 1382, no. 516, fig. 698 (also 1970 ed., 2: 898, 900, 1366-1367, no. 518, figs. 759-760).
1956
Walker, John. "The Nation's Newest Old Masters." The National Geographic Magazine 110, no. 5 (November 1956): 634.
1957
Soehner, Halldor. "Greco in Spanien." Münchner Jahrbuch der bildenden Kunst 8 (1957): 182, 184, 194.
1958
Gaya Nuño, Juan Anotonio. La pintura española fuera de España; historia y catàlogo. Madrid, 1958: 202, no. 1379.
1962
Wethey, Harold E. El Greco and His School. 2 vols. Princeton, 1962: 1:figs. 291, 293; 2:132, 134, no. 249 (also Spanish ed. Madrid, 1967: 1:pls. 268, 270; 2:144, 146, no. 249).
1963
Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. New York, 1963 (reprinted 1964 in French, German, and Spanish): 309, repro.
1965
Paintings other than French in the Chester Dale Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1965: 11, repro.
1965
Summary Catalogue of European Paintings and Sculpture. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1965: 62
1968
European Paintings and Sculpture, Illustrations. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1968: 54, repro.
1969
Manzini, Gianna, and Tiziana Frati. L'opera completa del Greco. Milan, 1969: no. 170, color pl. 43.
1972
Cossío, Manuel B. El Greco. Edited by Natalia Cossío de Jímenez. Barcelona, 1972: 384, no. 264.
1973
Gudiol y Ricart, José. Domenikos Theotokopoulos, El Greco. Translated by Kenneth Lyons. New York, 1973: 197-198, 350, no. 153, color fig. 179 (also 1983 ed.: 197-198, 350, no. 153, color fig. 179).
1975
European Paintings: An Illustrated Summary Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1975: 162, repro.
1975
Lafuente Ferrari, Enrique, and José Manuel Pita Andrade. El Greco: The Expressionism of His Final Years. Translated by Robert E. Wolf. New York, 1975: 137-138, 162, no. 146, color pls. 13-14.
1976
Davies, David. El Greco. London, 1976: 15, note to pl. 36, color pl. 36.
1980
Friedmann, Herbert. A Bestiary for Saint Jerome. Washington, 1980: 94, 150, 174, 257, fig. 79.
1984
Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. Rev. ed. New York, 1984: 237, no. 303, color repro.
1985
European Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1985: 187, repro.
1990
Brown, 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: 56-60, color repro. 57.
1990
El Greco of Crete: Exhibition on the Occasion of the 450th Anniversary of his Birth. Exh. cat. Iraklion, 1990: 242, fig. 4, 374.
1993
Griswold, Susanna P. "Two Paintings by El Greco: Saint Martin and the Beggar." Studies in the History of Art 41 (1993): 137, repro. no. 10.

Technical Summary


[1] The restoration is discussed briefly by Mayer 1930, 183. The additions included a trumpet at the top and landscape at the bottom and right. With the additions, the painting measured 215 x 120 (Cossío, 571, no. 113). For an illustration of the painting before the additions were removed, see (Cossío 1908, pl. 71. It is widely agreed that the added pieces were not by El Greco (see, for example, Mayer 1926, 45, no. 281; Wethey 1962, 2:133, no. 249).

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