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St. Martin and the Beggar

El Greco

St. Martin and the Beggar

El Greco
  • Date: c.1598; Spain  
  • Style: Mannerism (Late Renaissance)
  • Period: Spanish period
  • Genre: religious painting
  • Media: oil, canvas
  • Tag: Christianity, saints-and-apostles, St.-Martin
  • Dimensions: 191 x 98 cm
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Saint Martin and the Beggar is a painting by the Greek mannerist painter El Greco, painted c. 1597-1599, that currently is in the collection of The National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC. It depicts a legend in the life of Christian saint Martin of Tours: the saint cut off half his cloak and gave it to a beggar.

El Greco made a smaller version of the painting that is in the collection of the Art Institute of Chicago.

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