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View of Toledo by El Greco

Cross stitch chart or kit from the Scarlet Quince Renaissance Fine Art Collection.

El Greco (1541 – April 7, 1614) was a painter, sculptor, and architect of the Spanish Renaissance. "El Greco" (The Greek) was a nickname, a reference to his Greek origin, and the artist normally signed his paintings with his full birth name in Greek letters.

View of Toledo, is one of the two surviving landscapes painted by El Greco. The other, called View and Plan of Toledo lies at Museo Del Greco, Toledo, Spain.

Along with Vincent van Gogh's The Starry Night and some landscapes by William Turner, it is among the best known depictions of the sky in Western art, and features sharp colour contrast between the sky and the hills below. Painted in a Mannerist (or Baroque) style, the work takes liberties with the actual layout of Toledo (some buildings are depicted in different positions than their actual location, but truthfully depicts on the side the Castle of San Servando). It is signed on the lower right corner by El Greco.

Approx: 14" x 16" or 36 x 40cm - when worked on 18ct.

You can also choose to have this design in kit form - list of DMC threads used.

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