Saint Andrew

Workshop of El Greco (Domenikos Theotokopoulos) Greek

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 619

This painting is a reduced workshop replica of Christ’s apostle Andrew that appears in a larger devotional canvas by El Greco, Saints Andrew and Francis (ca. 1595; Museo del Prado, Madrid). Such replicas demonstrate the popularity and dissemination of El Greco’s style during his own lifetime. Andrew is known as Jesus’s first follower and is said to have preached in Scythia, Asia Minor, and Greece, where he was reportedly martyred on an X-shaped cross like the one seen here.

Saint Andrew, Workshop of El Greco (Domenikos Theotokopoulos) (Greek, Iráklion (Candia) 1541–1614 Toledo), Oil on canvas

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