GUIDO RENI

(Calvenzano, 1575 – Bologna 1642)

 

The Penitent Magdalene

 

Oil on copper

26 ¾ x 21 1/6 inches

(68.5 x 56 cm)

Provenance:

Duke Anton Maria Salviati (died 1704); by descent to his daughter:

Caterina Zeffirina Salviati, wife of Fabrizio Colonna

Colonna Collection where engraved in 1776 by J. Kaupetz and P. Fontana

Private Collection, United Kingdom; by whom sold, Christie’s, London, July 4, 1997, lot 356 (as Guido Reni); where acquired by

Private Collection, New York, 1997-2016

 

Exhibited:

Sacra e profana”: les aspects de la femme à travers la peinture italienne du XVe au XVIIIe siècle. Paris, Galerie Virginie Pitchal,  January 1999, as Guido Reni

 

Engraved:

Domenico Cunego, Inscribed at bottom with title and “Guido Reni pinxit Dom Cunego sculp. Romae 1776.” and “Ex tabula in Aedibus Colonna Roma Preso Domenico Cunego.”

 

Literature:

D. Stephen Pepper, Guido Reni: A Complete Catalogue of his Works with an Introductory Text. New York 1984, p. 262, s.v. cat. no, 126, as a copy.

D. Stephen Pepper, “Guido Reni's Practice of Repeating Compositions,” Artibus Et Historiae 20, no. 39 (1999), pp. 36-37, fig. 13, as by Guido Reni