Follower of Domenikos Theotokopoulos, El Greco
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Follower of Domenikos Theotokopoulos, El Greco

Saint Francis in meditation

Details
Follower of Domenikos Theotokopoulos, El Greco
Saint Francis in meditation
oil on canvas
26 5/8 x 20 ½ in. (67.7 x 52.1 cm.)
Provenance
Franz von Segesser, Luzern.
Acquired by John and Johanna Bass, by whom donated to the Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach, in 1964.
Literature
The John and Johanna Bass Collection at Miami Beach, Florida, 1963, no. 5, as Attributed to El Greco.
M.A. Russell et al., Paintings and Textiles of the Bass Museum of Art. Selections from the Collection, Miami Beach, 1990, pp. 40-41, as Studio of El Greco.
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Lot Essay

Of the ten different instances in which El Greco depicted Saint Francis, only three autograph examples in which Saint Francis stands in meditation are known (see H.E. Wethey, El Greco and his School, 1962, II, pp. 122-3), two of which are in the Joselyn Art Museum, Omaha, Nebraska, and the Federico Torello Collection, Barcelona and the third sold at Christie's, New York, 15 October 1998, lot 103.

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