Inventory number
P02889
Author
El Greco (and workshop)
Title
The Savior
Chronology
1608-1614
Technique
Oil
Support
Canvas
Dimensions
72 cm x 55 cm
School
Spanish
Theme
Religion
On display
Yes
Provenance
Iglesia de la Asunción o parroquial de Almadrones, Guadalajara, hasta la Guerra Civil; trasladado al Fuerte de Guadalajara, antiguo convento de San Francisco; adquirido por el Estado para el Museo del Prado, 1946.

In this painting, the figure of The Savior combines the Byzantine tradition —a rhomboidal halo— with the Western one, where there are also iconographic precedents of the Salvator Mundi (Christ offering his blessing with his right hand and resting his left one on the earth's globe).

This work is part of a series of Apostolado made for the church of Almadrones, Guadalajara. With only slight variations, it repeats the model of the Apostles at Toledo Cathedral and the House-Museum of El Greco in the same city. Four canvases from this series are at the Prado Museum: The Savior (P02889), Saint James (P02890), Saint Thomas (P02891) and Saint Paul (P02892). The participation of the master's workshop is visible in them.

 
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