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El Greco's Vincenzo Anastagi, acquired a century ago by Henry Clay Frick, is one of The Frick Collection's most celebrated paintings and one of only two full-length portraits by the master. It was executed during the artist's six-year stay in Rome, before he moved to Spain, where he spent the rest of his career. To mark the 400th anniversary of El Greco's death, the Frick will pair Vincenzo Anastagi with the rarely seen Jacopo Boncompagni by the artist's Roman contemporary Scipione Pulzone. Armor had gradually become obsolete in the 16th century, after firearms replaced swords and lances as the principal weapons of warfare. The loss of its utilitarian function served only to enhance its prestige, and it was seen as a symbol of masculinity, military valor, wealth, social status, and antique lineage.