Painting of Mary Magdalene Penitent, (Influenced by "The Penitent Magdalene", Guido Reni 1575 - 1642)   Oil on panel - Not s

Mary Magdalene penitent (Influenced by "The Penitent Magdalene")

Unknown - Painting of Mary Magdalene Penitent, (Influenced by "The Penitent Magdalene", Guido Reni 1575 - 1642)
 

Oil on panel - Not signed
 

This beautiful representation of Mary Magdalene atoning for her sins while holding and looking with devotion the crucifix wrapped around her arms can be related to other versions of the theme popularized by the great Bolognese painter Guido Reni.

These images of penitent saints such as Saint John the Baptist or Saint Jerome had a great impact after the Council of Trent. They were a model of holiness for Catholics in the face of Protestant, where the remission of sins by the doctrine of justification by faith alone was questioned.

The saint is accompanied by her usual iconographic attributes, such as the Crucifix the skull and the scriptures.

The gesture is precise with thin brush strokes and beautiful arrangement of colors, the author shows a great eye for anatomical detail, giving the whole painting a warm and holy feeling impressing the viewer.. Masterful and subtle.

At the back we find the remains of red wax seals, it probably belonged in an altarpiece or reliquary.

Condition: Varnish dirty, some chips of the paint are missing as seen in the pictures. Some old restorations done to the draperies can be seen.

 

Dimensions

 

22×22×1 cm

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