(active 1520-40 in Milan)

Repentant Mary Magdalene

Oil on panel, 49 x 39 cm
The Hermitage, St. Petersburg

Leonardo da Vinci himself mentions in a document his student called Gian Pietro, who can be identified with Giovan Pietro Rizzoli – in his conventional name, Giampietrino – a painter active in Milan in the first half of the 16th century. Giampietrino, not an artist of innovating and experimenting spirit, borrowed the elements of his pictorial language primarily from his master and his master's students (Marco d'Oggiono, Cesare da Sesto).