(b. 1585, Roma, d. 1652, Roma)

The Penitent Magdalen or Vanitas

Oil on panel, 50 x 39 cm
San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego

In this painting of Magdalen, which may also be read as a Vanitas, the Mannerist legacy of Parmigianino is filtered through the lens of Procaccini and is tempered by the astonishing naturalism of Rubens.

This panel was purchased from a private collection by the San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, the attribution to Ribera was rejected and the paintng was reattributed to Angelo Caroselli.

© Web Gallery of Art, created by Emil Krén and Daniel Marx.