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Saint Thomas
El Greco (Domenikos Theotokopoulos) and workshop
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El Greco (Domenikos Theotokopoulos) and workshop

Candia, Crete (Greece), 1541 - Toledo (Spain), 1614

El Greco (Domenikos Theotokopoulos) See author's file

Saint Thomas

1608 - 1614. Oil on canvas.
Room 008B

This work is part of an apostolate from the Church of Almadrones, Guadalajara, which repeats the model of the Apostolates at Toledo Cathedral and the Museum-House of El Greco in that same city with very few variations. The Museo del Prado has four canvases from this series -The Savior, Saint James (P02890), Saint Thomas (P02891) and Saint Paul (P02892)- all of which perceptibly include the participation of the master’s workshop. In the painting of Saint Thomas, the beauty and movement of the head and hand correspond to a later date, and El Greco probably had no involve- ment in their execution. The drapery was painted by an artist who tried, un successfully, to imitate his master´s style.


Technical data

Inventory number
El Greco (Domenikos Theotokopoulos) and workshop
Saint Thomas
1608 - 1614
Height: 72 cm; Width: 55 cm
Apostolado de la Iglesia de Almadrones, Guadalajara
Church of the Assumption or parish church of Almadrones, Guadalajara, until the Spanish Civil War; transferred to the Fort of Guadalajara, former convent of Saint Francis; acquired by the State for the Museo del Prado, 1946

Bibliography +

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Soehner, Halldor, Greco in Spainien. Teil II. Atelier und Nachfolge Greco's; Teil III katalog der Gëmalde Grecos, seines ateliers und seiner Nachfolge in Spanischem besitz, Münchner jahrbuch der bildenden Kunst, IX-X, 1958-1959, pp. 147-242 [n.202].

Wethey, Harold, El Greco y su escuela, II, Guadarrama, Madrid, 1967, pp. 114-115,120-122 n.194.

Camón Aznar, José, Dominico Greco, II, Espasa-Calpe, Madrid, 1970, pp. 1054 n.301.

Salas, Xavier de, La obra pictórica completa de el Greco, Noguer, Barcelona Madrid, 1970, pp. n.116I.

Gudiol, José, El Greco 1541-1614: Doménikos Theotokópoulos, Polígrafa, Barcelona, 1971.

Gudiol, José, El Greco 1541-1614: Doménikos Theotokópoulos, Polígrafa, Barcelona, 1971, pp. 298,317-318 n.301.

Pita Andrade, José Manuel, El Greco, Arnoldo Mondadori, Milán, 1981, pp. 114 n.200.

Museo Nacional del Prado, Catálogo de las pinturas, Museo del Prado, Madrid, 1985, pp. 319.

Alcolea Gil, Santiago, El Greco, Polígrafa, Barcelona, 1990, pp. lám. 73.

Museo Nacional del Prado, Museo del Prado. Inventario general de pinturas (I) La Colección Real, Museo del Prado, Espasa Calpe, Madrid, 1990, pp. nº 1756.

Álvarez Lopera, José, El Greco: la obra esencial, Silex, Madrid, 1993, pp. 212-220 n.290.

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El Greco : apostolados /, Fundación Pedro Barrié de la Maza, La Coruña, 2002.

Ruiz Gómez, Leticia, El Greco en el Museo Nacional del Prado: catálogo razonado, Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, 2007, pp. 165-167.

Marías, Fernando, El Greco. Historia de un pintor extravagante, Nerea, Donostia, 2013, pp. 256.

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Ruiz, L, 'El Greco y taller. Santo Tomás' En:, Junta de Castilla-La Mancha, Obispado de Sigüenza-..., 2016, pp. 267.

Other inventories +

Inv. Nuevas Adquisiciones (iniciado en 1856). Núm. 1757.
Autor, el Greco / 1757 Asunto 'Santo Tomás' / Lienzo 72 x 55 cms. / Nº del catálogo 2891 / Id. id.

Inscriptions +

d. th. [en caracteres griegos, firma con las iniciales]
Signed. Front, right side

Exhibitions +

08.06.2016 - 06.11.2016

El Greco. Arte y Oficio
08.09.2014 - 09.12.2014

Los Grecos del Prado
04.12.2007 - 10.02.2008

Apostolados de El Greco
La Coruña
03.10.2002 - 01.12.2002

Location +

Room 008B (On Display)

Update date: 09-04-2022 | Registry created on 28-04-2015

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