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Francesco Solimena (Canale di Serino 1657-1747 Barra)
Francesco Solimena (Canale di Serino 1657-1747 Barra)

The Penitent Magdalene

Details
Francesco Solimena (Canale di Serino 1657-1747 Barra)
The Penitent Magdalene
oil on canvas, oval
39 ¾ x 30 in. (101 x 76.2 cm.)
Provenance
Sir George Dunbar of Hempriggs, 4th Bt. (1799-1875), Ackergill Tower, Wick, and by descent through his nephew,
Benjamin Duff of Hempriggs (1808-1897), until 1986, when sold with the house to,
John Bannister, by whom sold with the house to the present owner.

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Lot Essay

We are grateful to Professor Nicola Spinosa for confrming the attribution to Solimena on the basis of a photograph. Professor Spinosa dates the picture to 1725-1730, and will include the work in his forthcoming monograph on the artist.

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