“The Burial of Count Orgaz, from a Legend of 1323” is universally considered to be the masterpiece of Domenikos Theotokopoulos, known as El Greco. A frequent painter of religious themes, El Greco (1541 – 1614) depicted heaven in this piece with swirling, abstract clouds and elongated, ethereal saints. In contrast, he gave the earthly figures below normal proportions. Displaying masterly portraiture, this work illustrates the legend of St. Augustine and St. Stephen laying Count Orgaz in his tomb in return for his generosity to the church. Including himself in this piece, El Greco can be seen above an upraised hand of the earthly group.