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    Sale 7714

    Old Master & British Pictures

    24 April 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 66

    Attributed to Guido Reni (Bologna 1575-1642)

    The Penitent Mary Magdalene

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    Attributed to Guido Reni (Bologna 1575-1642)
    The Penitent Mary Magdalene
    oil on canvas
    27 x 22½ in. (68.6 x 57.7 cm.)

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    This painting follows the composition first deployed by Guido Reni in an oil on copper now in the Château de Versailles (Louvre inv. no. 529).

    This lot is sold with a copy of a certificate by Dr. D. Stephen Pepper, dated 31 October 1991, stating his view that it is a fully autograph work by Guido Reni of circa 1634-5, revising his opinion of 1984.

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    Pierre-Nolasque Bergeret (1782-1863), painter, printmaker and designer (most notably of the Vendôme Column bas-reliefs), pupil of François-André Vincent and Jacques-Louis David, Bordeaux, and by descent.
    Private collection, Paris.

    Saleroom Notice

    Please note that the estimate for this lot should read 12,000-15,000 GBP and not as stated in the catalogue.


    D.S. Pepper, Guido Reni. A complete catalogue of his works with an introductory text, Oxford, 1984, p. 262, no. 126, under copies (1), as the work formerly in Palazzo Colonna, Rome and in the collection of Lord Kinnaird, Rossie Priory, Inchture, Perthshire.