Saint Andrew and Saint Francis

Saint Andrew and Saint Francis is a 1595-1598 painting by El Greco, produced in Toledo, Spain and now in the Museo del Prado in Madrid.[1]

Saint Andrew and Saint Francis
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ArtistEl Greco
Year1595-1598
Mediumoil on canvas
Dimensions167 cm × 113 cm (66 in × 44 in)
LocationPrado, Madrid

It shows Andrew the Apostle on the left, holding the diagonal cross on which he was martyred, with Francis of Assisi in his friar's habit to the right.

The work was only recognised during the Spanish Civil War, hanging in the Royal Monastery of La Encarnación in Madrid, to whom it had been presented by the Duke and Duchess of Abrantes in honor of their daughter, Sister Agustina del Niño Jesús, who took her vows in 1676.

Bibliography (in Spanish)Edit

  • ÁLVAREZ LOPERA, José, El Greco, Madrid, Arlanza, 2005, Biblioteca «Descubrir el Arte», (colección «Grandes maestros»). ISBN 84-95503-44-1.
  • SCHOLZ-HÄNSEL, Michael, El Greco, Colonia, Taschen, 2003.
  • https://web.archive.org/web/20100919110659/http://www.artehistoria.jcyl.es/genios/cuadros/830.htm

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Saints Andrew and Francis". Prado Museum. Retrieved 24 July 2020.