Inventory number
P02645
Author
El Greco (and workshop)
Title
The Coronation of the Virgin
Chronology
1591 - 1592
Technique
Oil
Support
Canvas
Dimensions
99 cm x 101 cm
School
Spanish
Theme
Religion
On display
Yes
Provenance
Anticuario Miguel Borondo, Madrid; legado Pablo Bosch y Barrau, 1916.

The Virgin Mary is crowned Queen of Heaven by God the Father and Jesus Christ at the same time. The Holy Ghost, appears above them in the form of a dove, occupying the upper vertex of a rhombus formed by the four figures.

This work is based on a print by Albrecht Dürer. Various similar versions of it exist, including the one painted for the parish church of Talavera la Vieja (Cáceres), which is now at the Monastery of Guadalupe.

It is signed in lowercase Greek letters at the bottom right.

 
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