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Attributed to school of Werff, Adriaen van der (Dutch painter and draftsman, 1659-1722) , The Penitent Magdalene

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Title The Penitent Magdalene
Collection Culture and Sport Glasgow (Museums): Kelvingrove Museum
Artist Attributed to school of Werff, Adriaen van der (Dutch painter and draftsman, 1659-1722)
Previously attributed to after Dyck, Anthony van (Flemish painter, 1599-1641, active in England)
Previously attributed to Verkolje, Jan, I (Dutch painter and printmaker, 1650-1693)
Date Earliest possibly about 1700
Date Latest possibly about 1750
Description Mary Magdalene, in a pink-red dress with blue cloak, kneels before an altar with hands crossed before her breast. On the altar table, an open book is propped up on a skull, and above is a model of Christ on the cross. A motto is inscribed on a ribbon on the saint's left arm'.
Current Accession Number 29
Former Accession Number 48 (1855); 506 (1893)
Inscription front cr 'In te Domine speravi'
Subject religion (Magdalene)
Measurements 69.8 x 53 cm.0 cm (estimate)
Material oil on canvas
Acquisition Details Bequeathed by Archibald McLellan 1854.
Publications McLellan Catalogue, Glasgow, 1855, p. 5, no. 48, as after A. van Dyck; Hofstede de Groot, C., 'Hollandsche Kunst in Schotland', Oud Holland, 11, 1893, p. 145, no. 506, as by J. Verkolje I; Miles, H., Catalogue of Dutch and Flemish Paintings in the Glasgow Art Gallery, Glasgow, 1961, I, p. 150, no. 29, II, p. 87, as by a follower of A. van der Werff, 'quite possibly by Philip van Dyk (1680-1753)'.
Notes The inscription is from the first verses of Psalms 30: 'My hope is in thee my lord.'
Rights Owner Culture and Sport Glasgow (Museums)
Author Robert Wenley



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