View of Toledo  1600

by El Greco

In this, his greatest surviving landscape, El Greco portrays the city he lived and worked in for most of his life. The painting belongs to the tradition of emblematic city views, rather than a faithful documentary description. The view of the eastern section of Toledo from the north would have excluded the cathedral, which the artist therefore imaginatively moved to the le...
121.3 x 108.6 cm
Oil on Canvas
Courtesy of the Metropolitan Museum of Art