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Fray Hortensio Félix Paravicino  1609

by El Greco

El Greco was born on Crete and trained in Italy before emigrating in his thirties to Spain. Best known for his intense and spiritual religious paintings, El Greco was also a perceptive and powerful portraitist. Paravicino, a close friend of the artist, was an important theologian, orator, and poet. Limiting the colors almost entirely to the black and white of the friar’s h...
112.1 x 86.1cm (44 1/8 x 33 7/8in.)
Oil on canvas
Public Domain, Courtesy of the MFA Boston