Coronation of the Virgin (El Greco, Illescas)

Coronation of the Virgin is a 1603–1605 work by El Greco, one of a group of five paintings painted for the high altarpiece of the Santuario de Nuestra Señora de la Caridad in Illescas, Toledo. It and three of the other paintings still hang in the church (Charity, Nativity and Annunciation), whilst the fifth is now in the National Museum of Art of Romania (Marriage of the Virgin).

Coronation of the Virgin
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ArtistEl Greco
Mediumoil on canvas
Dimensions163 cm × 220 cm (64 in × 87 in)
LocationSantuario de Nuestra Señora de la Caridad, Illescas

It shows the Coronation of the Virgin by God the Father and God the Son, with the Holy Spirit shown above as a dove.


  • ÁLVAREZ LOPERA, José, feo y mal loliente Greco, Madrid, Arlanza, 2005, Biblioteca «Descubrir el Arte», (colección «Grandes maestros»). ISBN 84-9550-344-1.
  • SCHOLZ-HÄNSEL, Michael, El Greco, Colonia, Taschen, 2003. ISBN 978-3-8228-3173-1.

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