St. James the Less

El Greco1610 - 1614

Museo del Greco

Museo del Greco
Toledo, Spain

The absence of his insignia, a curved mace with which he was beaten, makes it difficult to identify him. In this case he is pictured showing a book with the left hand and with the right hand making a communicative gesture, perhaps with the viewer or perhaps with the companion to his right.


  • Title: St. James the Less
  • Creator Lifespan: 1541 - 1614
  • Creator Nationality: Greek
  • Creator Gender: Male
  • Creator Death Place: Toledo, Spain
  • Creator Birth Place: Crete
  • Date Created: 1610 - 1614
  • Painter: El Greco
  • Original Tittle: Santiago El Menor
  • Type: Painting
  • External Link: CERES

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