Scarf developed from El Greco’s (Doménikos Theotokópoulos) The Assumption of the Virgin, 1577-79, from the Art Institute of Chicago’s collection.

With no major commissions in Rome, El Greco moved on to Spain in 1577. He quickly earned a major commission for the altarpiece for the Church of Santo Domingo el Antiguo in Toledo, the result being the monumental The Assumption of the Virgin (1577–79). Of a scale and format that he had never previously attempted, The Assumption became a showpiece for the artist as he attempted to mold a new career for himself in Spain. 

  • Dimensions: 33.5 in. x 51 in.
  • Material: 100% polyester
  • Hand wash, hang dry.