(Calvenzano, 1575 – Bologna 1642)


The Penitent Magdalene


Oil on copper

26 ¾ x 21 1/6 inches

(68.5 x 56 cm)


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



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



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.”



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