Christ Healing the Blind

Christ Healing the Blind
Artist El Greco
Year c. 1570
Medium oil on panel
Location Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister, Dresden, Germany
Dimensions 47 x 57.5 in
119.4 x 146 cm
Famous Paintings by El Greco
The Disrobing of Christ, 1577–1579
Opening of the Fifth Seal, 1608-1614
Dormition of the Virgin, 1565-1566
The Burial of the Count of Orgaz, 1586
View of Toledo, 1596-1600
The Adoration of the Shepherds, 1612–14
Christ Healing the Blind, c. 1570
The Entombment of Christ, c.1570
St. Martin and the Beggar, 1597-1599
Complete Works

Christ Healing the Blind is a painting by the Greek born artist, El Greco. El Greco spent most of his working life in Spain, but this work was completed circa 1570, six years before he arrived in Spain.

The work, which is painted in oil on canvas, was gifted to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York by the Wrightsmans in 1978. The dimensions of the painting are 47 x 57.5 inches.


The theme of the painting is the New Testament story of Jesus restoring the sight of a blind man by anointing his eyes.

Apart from Jesus and the blind man, who is on one knee in front of him, there are several other figures in the painting. A male and female are depicted in the foreground looking on as Christ is placing his fingers on the blind man’s eyes.

To the right, a group of men are also looking on. The background shows rich architectural buildings.

One response to “Christ Healing the Blind”

  1. R Valois says:

    You refer to a pic in the NY museum but show a painting in Dresden, Germany. The two are similar but not exactly the same.

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