AYALA, Josefa de
(b. 1630, Sevilla, d. 1684, Óbidos

The Penitent Magdalene Comforted by Angels

Oil on copper, 34 x 42 cm
Private collection

In this painting the artist beautifully expresses her piety and the deep sense of mysticism that pervades much of her oeuvre. The influence of Francisco de Zurbarán can be seen in the painting, which is signed and dated lower left.

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