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Domenikos Theotokopoulos, El Greco (1541-1614)

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Domenikos Theotokopoulos, El Greco (1541-1614)

The Disrobing of Christ

signed 'doménikos theoto krès e'p'

on panel

22¼ x 12 5/8in. (56.6 x 32cm.)
Provenance
(Probably) The Duque de Benavente, Madrid, 1653
The Infante Don Sebastián Gabriel de Borbón y Braganza (1811-1875) His widow, the Infanta María Cristina de Borbón (1833-1902)
The Principe del Drago, Rome, by 1904
Conte Alessandro Contini-Bonacossi, Florence, from the 1920s
with Stanley Moss, New York
Literature
A. Venturi, Tres cuadros de la Colección de los Príncipes del Drago, L'Arte, VII, 1904, p.63
M. B. Cossío, El Greco, 1908, I, pp.189 and 611, no.355, and II, pl.29
A. L. Mayer, El Greco, ed. 1926, p.14, no.72, and pl.XXIII; ed. 1931, pp.48 and 61, pl.39
E. K. Waterhouse, El Greco's Italian Period, Art Studies, VII, 1930, pp.61-88, no.12
M. Legendre and A. Hartmann, Domenico Theotokopoulos called El Greco, 1937, p.198
A. Blunt, El Greco's 'Dream of Philip II': An Allegory of the Holy League, Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes, 3, 1939-40, pp.58-69
L. Goldscheider, El Greco, 2nd ed., 1949, p.18
J. Camón Aznar, Dominico Greco, 1950, pp.137 and 306, no.148, and fig.82
M. S. Soria, Greco's Italian Period, Arte Veneta, VIII, 1954, pp.213-21, no.70
J. M. de Azcárate, La iconografía de 'El Espolio' del Greco, Archivo Español de Arte, 28, 1955, pp.189-97
H. E. Wethey, El Greco and his School, 1962, I, fig.59, and II, pp.54-6, no.81
H. Soehner, Alte Pinakothek, München, Gemäldekataloge: Spanische Meister, 1963, p.82
T. Frati, L'opera completa del Greco, 1969, no.24b
J. Camón Aznar, Dominico Greco, 1970, I, pp.162-4 and 336, and fig.102; II, p.1346, no.151
M. B. Cossío, Dominico Theotocopuli El Greco, ed. N. Cossío de Jiménez, 1972, no.76
J. Gudiol, Doménikos Theotokopoulos: El Greco, 1541-1614, 1973, pp.91 and 343, no.53, and p.90, figs.75 and 76 (detail)
J. Lassaigne, El Greco, 1973, p.38 and fig.19
J. M. Pita Andrade, El Greco, 1981, no.42
Exhibited
Rome, Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna, The Old Spanish Masters from the Contini-Bonacossi Collection, May-July 1930, no.36 (catalogue by A. L. Mayer and R. Longhi, p.26 and pl.XXVII)
Paris, Domenico Theotocopuli, El Greco, organized by the Gazette des Beaux-Arts, 1937, no.23
Madrid, Museo del Prado, 1 April-6 June 1982, Washington, D.C., National Gallery of Art, 3 July-6 Sept. 1982, Toledo, Ohio, Toledo Museum of Art, 26 Sept.-21 Nov. 1982, and Dallas, Texas, Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, 12 Dec. 1982-6 Feb. 1983, El Greco de Toledo, pp.232-3, no.13, illustrated, and p.183, colour pl.35 Tokyo, National Museum of Western Art, El Greco, 18 Oct.-14 Dec. 1986, pp.178-9, no.7, illustrated, and illustrated in colour p.106
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