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Identification and Creation
Object Number
Workshop of Domenico Theotocopoli, called El Greco, Spanish (1541 - 1614)
Christ Driving the Money Changers from the Temple
Work Type
c. 1600
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Physical Descriptions
Oil on canvas
41.3 x 52.7 cm (16 1/4 x 20 3/4 in.)
framed: 64.1 x 74.9 x 8.9 cm (25 1/4 x 29 1/2 x 3 1/2 in.)
Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Naumburg (by 1927 - 1928); Mrs. Nettie G. Naumburg (1928 - 1930) bequest; to Fogg Art Museum, 1930.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Nettie G. Naumburg
Accession Year
Object Number
European and American Art
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Publication History

Loan Exhibition of Religious Art for the Benefit of The Basilique of the Sacre Coeur of Paris, exh. cat. (New York, 1927), cat. no. VI, reproduced

Christy Cunningham, "The Fogg Art Museum's Purification of the Temple by El Greco: An Analytical Report" (thesis (certificate in conservation), Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies, 1981), Unpublished, pp. 1-50 passim

Edgar Peters Bowron, European Paintings Before 1900 in the Fogg Art Museum: A Summary Catalogue including Paintings in the Busch-Reisinger Museum, Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 1990), pp. 110, 371, repr. b/w cat. no. 818

Exhibition History

Loan Exhibition of Religious Art for the Benefit of the Basilique of the Sacre Coeur of Paris, Jacques Seligmann Galleries, 03/01/1927 - 04/01/1927

Subjects and Contexts

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