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Saint Ildefonso  1614

by El Greco

Ildefonso, whose name is more familiar in its Castilian form, Alfonso, was appointed archbishop of Toledo in 657 and later became that city's patron saint. He was especially famed for his book defending the purity of the Virgin, which he was said to have written at her dictation. [br] El Greco represented the saint in a richly decorated room, seated at a writing table fur...
112 x 65.8 cm
Oil on canvas
Courtesy of National Gallery of Art, Washington