4 July 1997
Circle of Guido Reni (1575-1642)
The penitent Magdalen
oil on copper set on panel
27 1/8 x 21 3/8in. (68.9 x 54.3cm.)
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The present picture derives from the painting in the Musée National du Château de Versailles et des Trianons, Versailles (S. Pepper, Guido Reni, L'opera completa, Novara, 1988, p. 268, no. 115, pl. 106).
We are grateful to Dr. Stephen Pepper who suggest a full attribution to Guido Reni (1575-1642): he dates the picture to circa 1633/4.
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