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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.)
Provenance
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.
Literature
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.
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Lot Essay

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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