The Virgin and Child with Saint Martina and Saint Agnes
El Greco - 1597-1599
750 x 1350 • 179 KB
The radiant vision of the Madonna originally was in the chapel of San José, Toledo. Saint Agnes, identified by the lamb, stands opposite Saint Martina, a first-century martyr who was condemned to be torn to pieces by wild beasts. The marks on the lion’s forehead are El Greco’s initials in the Greek alphabet.
Owner/Location: National Gallery of Art - Washington DC  (United States - Washington)
Dates: 1597-1599
Artist age:Approximately 58 years old.
Dimensions: Height: 193 cm (75.98 in.), Width: 103 cm (40.55 in.)
Medium: Painting - oil on canvas
Entered by: Member laure9 on 14 October 2008.
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