GRECO, El St Ildefonso c. 1608

GRECO, El St Ildefonso c. 1608


Oil on canvas, 112 x 65 cm
National Gallery of Art, Washington

The legend says that Saint Ildefonso, first Bishop of Toledo, donated an image of the Virgin of the Mantle to his foundation in Illescas. Here he is portrayed before the same image, as he is . writing a dissertation on the Purity of the Virgin.

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