El Greco, Madonna and Child with Saint Martina and Saint Agnes

Madonna and Child with Saint Martina and Saint Agnes, 1597-99

National Gallery of Art Washington

El Greco, Madonna and Child with Saint Martina and Saint Agnes, 1597-99
National Gallery of Art Washington
Susanna Griswold conservation-research-1993
X-ray image, courtesy National Gallery of Art Washington
weave draft of El Greco’s Madonna and Child with Saint Martina and Saint Agnes 1597 -99

handwoven reconstruction in progress

Another intersting aspect is that the weave draft is the same as for the support canvas of El Greco’s The Burial of the Count of Orgaz and Alonso Sánchez Coello’s Infanta Isabel and Magdalena Ruiz but the above mentioned ‘mistake’ does not appear in these canvases.
Another intersting aspect is that the weave draft is the same as for the support canvas of El Greco’s The Burial of the Count of Orgaz and Alonso Sánchez Coello’s Infanta Isabel and Magdalena Ruiz but the above mentioned ‘mistake’ does not appear in these canvases.