Saint Louis, King of France, and a Page  1597

by El Greco

Painted in Toledo between 1590 and 1597, this work seems to have been commissioned by Luis de Castilla, El Greco's future executor, who apparently wanted a depiction of his patron saint. After the Counter-Reformation began emphasizing the Catholic worship of saints, El Greco received many commissions to paint such figures, especially the apostles and Saint Francis of Assis...
120 x 96 cm
Oil on Canvas
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