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Mary Magdalene

Carracci Agostino, follower
Bologna 1557 - Parma 1602)

Mentioned for the first time in the 1790 inventory, the work portrays the penitent Magdalene. This subject was a particular favourite in 17th-century painting, because of both its religious and its secular content, partly inspired by her ambiguous poses. Mary Magdalene was to be an essential figure in support of the necessity and validity of penitence during the Counter-Reformation’s polemic against the Protestants regarding the sacrament.

Object Details

Medium | oil on canvas, cm 52 x 49,5

Inventory | 48

Location | The storerooms

Period | '600

Classification | painting