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Mary Magdalene reading

Allegri Antonio called Correggio, copy after
(Correggio c. 1489 - 1534)

Listed in the Galleria by Manilli as a Correggio autograph in the middle of the 17th century, this little copper is a replica of the lost Mary Magdalene, which the sources mention among the Master’s works. Portraying the saint engrossed in reading while lying in her cave, the painting was greatly admired in its time and was replicated in about thirty copies. The resounding success of the work was due to the unusual subject of Magdalene reading, where the former sinner, totally absorbed in the bulky book, is in a delicate and sensual pose.

Object Details

Medium | oil on copper, cm 29 x 39

Inventory | 126

Location | The storerooms

Period | '500

Classification | painting


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