17th Century Painting Mary Magdalene Attributed Guido Reni
Authentic antique Fine Baroque 17th Century Italian School Oil on Canvas of "Mary Magdalene". The painting depicts the penitent Mary Magdalene in her grotto with her face rendered with spiritual ecstasy and long red gold hair, in a sumptuous dress falling from Marys arms as she holds within her hands a skull, and a domed ointment jar which she used to anoint the feet of Jesus.
CONDITION: Minor paint loss, some crazing throughout, overall in very good condition. The painting was however put on a new stretching frame many years ago, and since the canvas is very old, for reinforcement and protection, it was placed on another layer of support canvas, the frame is a later replacement.
The photographs do not do justice to the fine quality of the painting. We have included in the listing close up pictures of the two layers of the canvas, a heavy woven and thick from the 17th century original canvas, and a 19th century support canvas which is thinner.
MEASUREMENTS: Dimensions with the frame: 134 cm x 108.5 cm (52 3/4 inches x 42 3/4 inches). Dimensions without the frame: 99.7 cm x 734 cm (49 inches x 39 1/4 inches).
Since paintings of Mary Magdalene were very popular in the 17th century, and Guido Reni painted many versions of this subject, this particular painting shows great similarity to the other paintings of Mary Magdalene painted by Guido Reni. In my opinion, it is possibly that this painting was painted by Guido Reni or someone from his circle.