A small recently discovered alterpiece by El Greco (Domenikos Theotokopoulos) has been sold at Christies for £789,250. The work was found by chance in an envelope in an apartment in Spain.
El Greco work sold to Crete
“It is of a similar style and composition to one of his known works from that period, the Modena Triptych, which is dated to around 1568.
Rich and feted during his life but consigned to art history oblivion soon after his death in Toledo in 1614, El Greco was rediscovered in the 19th century.”