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Description: Dominikos Theotokopoulos, known as El Greco
(Greece, Spain, 1541-1614)
Italian School late 16th Century Christ Carrying the Cross
oil on canvas master painting
exhibiting extreme age, and possibly by El Greco and his studio. Attributed: no signature found. Housed in period hand carved wooden frame. Relined. Craquelure.
Christ Carrying the Cross is an oil painting by El Greco, produced early in his Toledo period circa de 1580. The picture depicts Christ in a moment of personal reflection as he carries the cross to his death, therefore committing the ultimate sacrifice for humankind. In the painting, Christ's eyes are lifted up to the heavens as he begins his walk towards his crucifixion. His gentle hands wrap around the cross as a stormy night floods the background. The painting, one of numerous similar paintings by El Greco, is currently in the El Greco room in the New York art collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
8 1/2" x 6 1/4".

  • Dimensions: 8 1/2" x 6 1/4".
  • Artist Name: Dominikos Theotokopoulos, known as El Greco
  • Medium: oil on canvas master painting

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