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Artist Greco, 1541?-1614.
Title St. Francis of Assisi.
Date c.1590-95.
Description Graphic reproduction(s) with documentation of a painting.
Dimensions/Medium 114.8 x 106.3 cm.
oil on canvas.


Location Call Number Vol./Copy Status Information
 Frick Photoarchive Items  Greco, El 808-1q    NON-REQUESTABLE
Provenance (b) Ricardo Pascual de Quinto, Madrid, in 1902;
(c) purchased in Paris by Sir Hugh Lane of Dublin, possibly from Durand-Ruel;
(c) presented to the National Gallery, Dublin, by Sir Hugh Lane in 1914.
Current repository National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin, Ireland, 658, public.
Condition history (c) Cleaned and restored at the Prado, Madrid, in 1951, and at the National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin, in 1984; (c) relined at an earlier date. _
Attribution history (b) Wethey attributes this work to the school of El Greco and noted in 1962 that it has been so repainted that it should be regarded as a modern work: "the saint's robe and head are almost entirely modern. The solid blue background is without parallel in El Greco's own work. The clouds have been so badly mangled by cleaning and restoration that they have little meaning"; (c) however, Mulcahy, in 1988, maintained that it was an original work by the master.
Images Photograph, William E. Gray, London 33395 Purchase Cassio (sepia)
Publication, "A Painting by El Greco." The Studio v.140 no.689 (August 1950) p.59 (color)
Postcard, National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin (color)
Sources (b) Wethey, Harold E. El Greco and His School. Princeton, 1962, v.2, p.219(X-261).
(c) Dublin, National Gallery of Ireland. Spanish Paintings in the National Gallery of Ireland [cat]. Comp. Rosemarie Mulcahy. Dublin, 1988, p.26(658).
For the artist, see Spanish Artists from the Fourth to the Twentieth Century, Frick Art Reference Library, New York, v.2, 1996.
LC subject Greco, 1541?-1614.
Art, Spanish.
Other subject Bible: Saints and angels: Single figures: Male.
Form Spanish School.
Paintings (visual works)
Reproductions.
Related corporate bodies National Gallery of Ireland.
Frick Art Reference Library.
Frick artist name form Greco, El, 1541-1614.

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