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Toledo Cathedral: El Greco's Spoliation of Christ

El Greco's Spoliation of Christ

El Greco's Spoliation of Christ (El Espolio), on display in the sacristy. One of El Greco's earliest works in Toledo, this painting offended the Inquisition, which accused the artist of putting Christ on a lower level than some of the onlookers. El Greco was thrown into prison, where his career might have ended had he not by this time formed friendships with some of Toledo's more moderate clergy.

Credit: Holly Hayes