Arcimboldo / Auctions / OLD MASTERS - Sept 14, 2019 / Petr Brandl (1668 - 1735) - copy after–The Penitent Magdalene

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Petr Brandl (1668 - 1735) - copy after

The Penitent Magdalene

oil on board 27.0 x 21.0 cm

Starting price:
50 000 CZK / 2 000 EUR
Price realized:
0 CZK / 0 EUR

Auction:OLD MASTERS - Sept 14, 2019 14/09/2019, 17:00

The painting depicts a repentant Mary Magdalene in a bright white and red dress with a blue cloak with typical attributes – a skull, symbolizing the transience of physical beauty, and a book, pointing to the contemplative life of the penitent. Her hair gently falls over her shoulder. The hand gesture is inspired by Italian school of painting. The same painting of larger size is in the collection of the National Gallery in Prague since 1949; additional copies are in the collections of the Museum in Olomouc and the Archdiocesan Gallery in Litomerice, both in the Czech Republic.
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