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        Saint Bernard of Clairvaux, 1603

        Greco, El (Domenico Theotocopuli) (1541-1614); Greek. Medium: oil on canvas. Date: 1603. San Bernardo di Claraval (1090-1153); founder of the reformed Cistercian order of monks; patron of beekeepers, candlemakers and of Gibraltar; San Bernardo; preacher of the Second Crusade; adversary of Abelard; theologian and doctor of the Church; the three mitres were used in art as symbols of St. Bernard because he refused the office of bishop 3 times; Provenance: Casa y Museo del Greco, Toledo, Spain. Photographic Rights The Bridgeman Art Library.

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