Saint Luke (El Greco)

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Saint Luke
St. Luke, Painting by El Greco. Indianapolis Museum of Art.jpg
ArtistEl Greco
Year1610-1614
MediumOil on Canvas
Dimensions28 1/4 x 21 5/8 in
LocationIndianapolis Museum of Art

Saint Luke is a painting by an artist known as El Greco. The painting is an oil on canvas created sometime around 1610-1614. It is currently held by the Indianapolis Museum of Art in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Analysis[edit]

According to the gallery label provided by the Indianapolis Museum of Art:

"During the last decade of his career, El Greco played a major role in popularizing a type of pictorial ensemble known as the Apostolado, or "Apostle Series." A complete Apostolado normally comprises thirteen pictures, with twelve bust-length paintings of Apostles and one of Christ as Savior.

These three paintings belong to an incomplete set of nine Apostles from the parish church of Almadrones, a small town in the Spanish province of Guadalajara. The church was badly damaged during the Spanish Civil War (1936–39) and the paintings were removed for safekeeping and eventually sold.".[1]

Provenance[edit]

According to the gallery label provided by the Indianapolis Museum of Art:

"Parish church of Almadrones (Guadalajara), Spain, until 1936 or immediately after{1}; removed to the Fuerte of Guadalajara (former convent of San Francisco) until 1941{2}; at the Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, for conservation treatment, 1941-45; restituted to the bishopric of Sigüenza in 1945, sold and legally exported in 1952{3}; (Newhouse Galleries, Inc. New York); Dr. G.H.A. Clowes [1877-1958], Indianapolis, in1952{4}; The Clowes Fund Collection, Indianapolis, 1958-present (C10034)".[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "St. Luke, Indianapolis Museum of Art", "[1]", 10/08/2012
  2. ^ "St. Luke, Indianapolis Museum of Art", "[2]", 10/08/2012

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