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The Feast in the House of Simon

Painting depicting Christ anointed by a woman in yellow, seated centrally at a crowded table of guests with long thin grayish faces in colorful robes with strong white highlights. In the background, tall grey archways, a steepled building, and city architecture.
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  • Painting depicting Christ anointed by a woman in yellow, seated centrally at a crowded table of guests with long thin grayish faces in colorful robes with strong white highlights. In the background, tall grey archways, a steepled building, and city architecture.

Date:

about 1608–14

Artist:

El Greco (Doménikos Theotokópoulos)
Greek, active in Spain, 1541–1614

About this artwork

Although this painting features the bold highlights, elongated figures, and vibrant colors characteristic of El Greco’s late career, the artist enlisted his workshop to execute some parts of the scene according to his original design. The heads of the figures reflect the work of different artists, probably including the artist’s son, Jorge Manuel, a leader of the workshop in its later years. The fantastical architectural background is unlike any other by El Greco and may have been conceived by an assistant.

Status

On View, Gallery 206

Department

Painting and Sculpture of Europe

Artist

Domenico Theotokópoulos, called El Greco

Title

The Feast in the House of Simon

Place

Spain (Object made in)

Date

1608–1614

Medium

Oil on canvas

Dimensions

56 7/16 × 39 1/2 in. (143.3 × 100.4 cm)

Credit Line

Gift of Joseph Winterbotham

Reference Number

1949.397

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