The Burial of the Count of Orgaz  1588

by El Greco

Oil on canvas, 480 x 360 cm. Santo Tomé, Toledo. [br]The theme of the painting is inspired from a legend of the beginning of the 14th century. In 1312, a certain Don Gonzalo Ruíz, native of Toledo, and Señor of the town of Orgaz, died. The Count of Orgaz was a pious man who, among other charitable acts, left a sum of money for the enlargement and adornment of the church of...
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