Christ Driving the Money Changers from the Temple (El Greco, London)

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Christ Driving the Money Changers from the Temple
Spanish: La expulsión de los mercaderes del templo
Red-robed man preparing to strike a group of other men.
Artist El Greco
Year 1600
Type oil painting
Dimensions 106 cm × 130 cm (42 in × 51 in)
Location National Gallery, London

Christ Driving the Money Changers from the Temple is a 1600 Christian art painting by El Greco, now in the National Gallery in London, England.[1] It depicts the Cleansing of the Temple, an event in the Life of Christ.

There exist four copies of the painting and also a faithful reproduction in the National Gallery in London, which has recently been considered as authentic by scholars in the field of visual arts.[2] Two versions and that other on loan from Madrid are titled Purification of the Temple. The one at the National Gallery in Washington is called Christ Cleansing the Temple.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Christ driving the Traders from the Temple". The National Gallery, London. Retrieved 13 February 2014. 
  2. ^ G. M. Goshgarian, Gérard Genette (1997). The work of art: Immanence and Transcendence, Volume 1. Cornell University Press. p. 165. ISBN 0-8014-8272-0.