See Meadows Museum Presents El Greco’s Masterwork Pentecost in a New Context for more details about the loan.
Pentecost is a large work measuring nine feet tall without the frame. It required two ladders and six staff members with white gloves to hoist it into place.
Just the Facts
- El Greco’s real name is Doménikos Theotokópoulos
- El Greco lived from 1541 to 1614 (about 73 years)
- Pentecost is painted with oil on canvas
- Painted between 1596 and 1600
- Believe to have been part of a massive alterpiece
- The painting measures 108 x 50 in (75 x 127 cm)
- Pentecost can be found in the Old Master gallery at the Meadows Museum