The itinerary <em>TITULORECORRIDO</em> has been successfully created. Now you can add in works from the Collection browser
<em>TITULOOBRA</em> added to <em>TITULORECORRIDO</em> itinerary

Collection <Back
Christ the Saviour
El Greco (and workshop)
Close Continuar a ficha de la obra

El Greco (and workshop)

Christ the Saviour

1608 - 1614. Oil on canvas, 72 x 55 cm.

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. This half-length representation of Jesus shows him looking directly forward, offering his blessing with his right hand and resting his left on a crystalline globe of the world. He is dressed only in a red tunic, without robes, although the folds drawn on his left shoulder suggest an initial intention of partially depicting robes, as occurs in versions in Edinburgh (National Gallery of Scotland) and Reggio Emilia (Galleria Civica Parmeggiani), all of which reflect the conception of the Savior created for the more-than-half-length figures of the Apostles at the Primate Cathedral and the Museum-House of El Greco. This canvas from the Museo del Prado differs from the other examples in both the elimination of the robes and the subtle turn of the head, although those details do not break with the customary Byzantine presentation of the Salvator Mundi with an elongated face, an intense gaze and a long, pointed beard that is linked to the Pantocrator -the All-powerful Christ that dominated representations of the twelve Apostles and the four Evangelists in bust representations in domes or apses. This type of image became popular in Europe in the 15th and 16th centuries (Text drawn from Ruiz, L.: El Greco en el Museo Nacional del Prado. Catálogo razonado, Museo Nacional del Prado, 2007, p. 154).

Multimedia

Technical data

Related artworks

Saint James the Elder
Oil on canvas, 1608 - 1614
Saint Thomas
Oil on canvas, 1608 - 1614
Saint Paul
Oil on canvas, 1608 - 1614
Inventory number
P02889
Author
El Greco (and workshop)
Title
Christ the Saviour
Date
1608 - 1614
Technique
Oil
Support
Canvas
Dimension
High/Height: 72 cm.; Width: 55 cm.
Serie
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 +

Aguilar, Alberto, El apostolado de la Catedral Primada, BOLETIN DE LA SOCIEDAD ESPAÑOLA DE EXCURSIONES, 45, 1941, pp. 124.

Camón Aznar, José1898-1979, Dominico Greco, II, Espasa-Calpe, Madrid, 1950, pp. 980-981 n.286.

Camón Aznar, José1898-1979, Dominico Greco, Espasa-Calpe, Madrid, 1950, pp. 981/ lám.763.

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.200].

Wethey, Harold, El Greco y su escuela, Guadarrama, Madrid, 1967.

Wethey, Harold, El Greco y su escuela, II, Guadarrama, Madrid, 1967, pp. 114,115 y 120-121 n.186.

Camón Aznar, José, Dominico Greco, II, Espasa-Calpe, Madrid, 1970, pp. 992 n.306.

Salas, Xavier de, La obra pictórica completa de el Greco, Noguer, Barcelona.Madrid, 1970.

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.296.

Museo Nacional del Prado, Museo del Prado: catálogo de las pinturas, Museo del Prado, Madrid, 1972.

Cossío, Manuel B.1857-1935, El Greco, EspasaCalpeS.A., Madrid, 1981.

Pita Andrade, José Manuel, El Greco, Arnoldo Mondadori, Milán, 1981, pp. 114 n.194.

Pita Andrade, José Manuel1922-2009, El Greco, CarroggioS.A., Milan, 1985, pp. 154.

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

Álvarez Lopera, José, El Greco: la obra esencial, Silex, Madrid, 1993, pp. 212-220 n.288.

Buendía, José Rogelio1928-, El Prado. Colecciones de Pintura, Lunwerg Editores, Barcelona, 1994, pp. 208.

Réau, Louis1881-1961, Iconografía del arte cristiano, II Vol III, Serbal, Barcelona, 1996, pp. 136-144.

Museo Nacional del Prado, Museo del Prado: inventario general de pinturas, Museo del Prado, Espasa Calpe, Madrid, 1996, pp. nº1755.

Luci del secolo d'oro spagnolo, Unione LatinaPinacoteca Nazionale di Bologna, Bolonia, 1998, pp. 103,212 n.2.

Museo Nacional del Prado, El Greco y la pintura española del Renacimiento: guía, Museo del PradoAldeasa, Madrid, 2001, pp. 146.

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

Ruiz Gomez, Leticia, El Greco en el Museo Nacional del Prado : catálogo razonado, Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, 2007, pp. 154-157.

El Greco y su taller, SEACEX, Madrid, 2007.

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

Ruiz, Leticia, El Greco arte y oficio, El Greco arte y oficio, Fundación El Greco 2014, 2014, pp. n.65 p.77,227.

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 [71,73-74].

Other inventories +

Inv. Nuevas Adquisiciones (iniciado en 1856). Núm. 1755.
1755 / Autor, el Greco / Asunto, 'El Salvador' / Lienzo 72 x 55 cms / Nº de catálogo 2889/ Adquirido al obispado de Sigüenza en 200.000 ptas el 25-III-1946 (los 4 lienzos)''. (P02889, P02890, P02891 y P02892).

Catálogo Museo del Prado, 1972. Núm. 2889.

Catálogo Museo del Prado, 1985. Núm. 2889.

Exhibitions +

aTempora
Sigüenza
08.06.2016 - 06.11.2016

El Greco. Arte y Oficio
Toledo
08.09.2014 - 09.12.2014

El Greco in the Prado
Madrid
04.12.2007 - 17.02.2008

El taller de El Greco
Atenas
15.10.2007 - 06.01.2008

Apostolados de El Greco
La Coruña
03.10.2002 - 01.12.2002

El siglo de oro de la pintura española
Sao Paulo
18.05.1998 - 14.06.1998

El siglo de oro de la pintura española
Bolonia
15.01.1998 - 12.04.1998

Location +

Room 010B (On Display)

Expuesto
Update date: 03-12-2016 | Registry created on 28-04-2015

Other works by El Greco

Print on demand

Print artworks available in our catalogue in high quality and your preferred size and finish.

Image archive

Request artworks available in our catalogue in digital format.

Up