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Christ by Luis Tristán, El Greco’s Best Student

Published on , by Philippe Dufour
Auction on 27 April 2024 - 14:00 (CEST) - 11, route de la Nauve - 24100 Creysse

A Crucifixion scene from a private collection in Dordogne recalls the transitional role played by El Greco’s best student, bridging the gap between Mannerism and Baroque naturalism.

Luis Tristán (1586-1624), Christ on the Cross with the Portrait of a Donor, oil on... Christ by Luis Tristán, El Greco’s Best Student

Luis Tristán (1586-1624), Christ on the Cross with the Portrait of a Donor, oil on canvas, signed, 165 x 108 cm/64.96 x 42.52 in.
Estimate: €60,000/80,000

The painting, with its tragic tones, depicts Christ’s final moments on the cross, the culmination of the Passion, the precise moment when Jesus enters agony and turns his gaze to the Father. A wind-blown tree and the vista of Jerusalem under a sky darkened by the storm mentioned in the Gospels are behind Him. While all the great Western artists have depicted this scene many times, the figure praying at the foot of the cross, dressed…
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