His pose refers to the well-know El Greco´s painting . But his hand nailed to the chest reminds us of a "Dolorosa". However, El caballero de la mano en el pecho saves on artifices that
bring him closer to reality. His scale is inferior to that of a human being, with no polychromy to hide his construction.
Everything is in sight, every union, every cut of the gouge on his wooden skin. Through the back it shows his empty entrails. More important than recognizing a figure is recognizing a human emotion,
just like a "Doloroso" El caballero de la mano en el pecho is a portrait of pain.