The Penitent Magdalene

Bartolome Esteban Murillo

The Penitent Magdalene by Bartolome Esteban Murillo

Details

Artist
Bartolome Esteban Murillo
Title
The Penitent Magdalene
Medium
oil on canvas
Size
196 x 144 cm
Details

signed lower left: MURILLO f.

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This work was included in the Collectors Exhibition 2016 and is no longer on consignment with Lauraine Diggins Fine Art. For any enquiries, please contact the Gallery.

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Provenance

Palazzo Bracciano, Rome
Torlonia collection, Rome
Robert Westall, England¹
William Skinner, Holyoke, Massachusetts
Grace Congregational Church (latterly The United Congregational Church of Holyoke), Holyoke, Massachusetts, since 1915
Sotheby’s, New York, 28 January 1999, lot 248
private collection, London

¹. Presumed to be the London landscape painter who exhibited from 1848 – 1849. As stated in S. Stratton-Pruitt and W. Jordan Bartolomé Esteban Murillo (1619-1682): Paintings from American Collections, 2002, Fort Worth, Kimbell Art Museum and Los Angeles. It is not clear what the source for this is as in C. B. Curtis, Velazquez and Murillo. A description and historical catalogue of the works, New York 1883, the painting is not listed as being in the collection of Robert Westall.

Exhibited

Ehrich Galleries, New York, 1908-9

Exhibition of Paintings of the Spanish School, Boston, Copley Society, 1912, no. 60

2001: An Art Odyssey, The Matthiesen Gallery, London, 2001, pp.278-285, plates, , no. 32

El Joven Murillo, Seville and Bilbao, 2009-2010, no.30, p.330. ill. In colour p.331

Literature

E.A Reveil, Musee de peinture ….etc., Paris, Audot 1829-33

  1. B. Curtis, Velazquez and Murillo. A description and historical catalogue of the works, New York 1883, no. 373, p. 261
  2. R. Halsey, Raphael Morghen’s Engraved Works, 1885, pp. 95-97, no. 109

‘A Fine Murillo,’ Academy Notes, 3 January 1908, p.132, illustrated

‘In the Galleries,’ The International Studio, April 1909, illustrated   pl. VIII

Bartolomé Esteban Murillo (1619-1682): Paintings from American Collections, (forthcoming exhibition), 2002 at Fort Worth, Kimbell Art Museum, and Los Angeles, Los Angeles County Museum, (ed. S. Stratton-Pruitt and W. Jordan), chapter 1, p.8 and note 31

London, The Matthiesen Gallery, 2001: An Art Odyssey, 2001, pp.278-285, plates, no. 32

Further Information

Raphael Morghen, 1801, for a Mr. Day in Florence. The engraving was commenced in 1787.¹

¹. C. B. Curtis, Velazquez and Murillo. A description and historical catalogue of the works, New York 1883, lists a number of engravings taken from the R. Morghen, 1801, proving that this painting was a very popular and well-known image.

 

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