El Greco, View and Plan of Toledo

“View and Plan of Toledo,” El Greco, c. 1610-14, oil on canvas. Museo Del Greco, Toledo, Spain.

In a gold frame is a view of Toledo from across the Tagus river. The city is on a series of hills, buildings clustered together surrounded by a wall. In the foreground is a Roman god pouring water and man in Spanish Renaissance style dress holding a map/print.

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