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Italian School, 16th Century Style The Vision of Mary Magdalene

Auction:
3234B
Lot:
447
Sold for:
$215$175

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Auction:
European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 3234B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
April 13, 2019 10:00AM

Description:

Italian School, 16th Century Style

The Vision of Mary Magdalene
Unsigned.
Oil on canvas, 11 7/8 x 16 5/8 in. (30.0 x 42.0 cm), unframed.
Condition: Lined, scattered small paint losses, retouch, varnish discoloration, surface grime.

N.B. The image of Mary Magdalene reclining in a landscape is often associated with Correggio, who portrayed the Magdalene resting on one elbow reading a book. She is shown in the work at hand in a rocky landscape near the entrance to a cave or grotto, where legend suggests she lived out her life in seclusion. She holds her attribute, the unguent jar, and gazes upward at a vision of the cross.
Estimate $300-500


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Creative works, Films, Magdalene, Mary Magdalene, Paintings, Women in the New Testament

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