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

1608 - 1614. Oil on canvas

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.

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Inventory number
P002891
Author
El Greco (Domenikos Theotokopoulos) (and workshop)
Title
Saint Thomas
Date
1608 - 1614
Technique
Oil
Support
Canvas
Dimension
Height: 72 cm.; Width: 55 cm.
Series
Apostolado de la Iglesia de Almadrones, Guadalajara
Provenance
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, José1904-1985, El Greco 1541-1614: Doménikos Theotokópoulos, Polígrafa, Barcelona, 1971.

Gudiol, José1904-1985, 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, Museo 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, 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.

Museo Nacional del Prado, El Greco y la pintura española del Renacimiento: guía, Museo del Prado, Aldeasa, Madrid, 2001.

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

Ruiz Gomez, 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.

Ruiz Gómez, Leticia, El Greco arte y oficio, El Greco arte y oficio, Fundación El Greco 2014, 2014, pp. n.68 p.78,228.

Ruiz Gómez, Leticia, 'El Greco arte y oficio. Apóstoles y Apostolados' En:, El Greco arte y oficio, Fundación El Greco 2014, 2014, pp. 66-83 [71,73,78].

Garrido Pérez, Carmen., El Greco pintor: estudio técnico, Museo Nacional del Prado,, Madrid, 2015, pp. 441-442.

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.

Exhibitions +

aTempora
Sigüenza
08.06.2016 - 06.11.2016

El Greco. Arte y Oficio
Toledo
08.09.2014 - 09.12.2014

Los Grecos del Prado
Madrid
04.12.2007 - 10.02.2008

Apostolados de El Greco
La Coruña
03.10.2002 - 01.12.2002

Location +

Room 010B (On Display)

Expuesto
Update date: 27-10-2018 | Registry created on 28-04-2015

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