BENSON, Ambrosius
(b. ca. 1484, Lombardy, d. 1550, Bruges)

Mary Magdalene

c. 1530
Oil on oak panel, 46 x 37 cm
Galleria Franchetti, Ca' d'Oro, Venice

Disguised as Mary Magdalene, the young woman promises passionately human and moderately divine love, in a widely employed figurative and mental compromise between portrait and devotional image.