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Lamentation

El Greco (Domenicos Theotocopulos), Spanish (born Crete, active Italy and Toledo), 1541 - 1614

Date:
c. 1565-1570

Medium:
Oil on panel

Dimensions:
11 3/8 x 7 7/8 inches (28.9 x 20 cm)

Curatorial Department:
European Painting

* Gallery 254, European Art 1500-1850, second floor (Rubenstein Gallery)

Accession Number:
Cat. 807

Credit Line:
John G. Johnson Collection, 1917

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Label:
El Greco was born in the Venetian territory of Crete and trained in Venice before moving to Rome. There he encountered the work of Michelangelo, whose influence is visible in the composition of this Lamentation. After leaving Rome, El Greco lived and worked in Spain, where he painted most of his masterpieces.


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