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Sleeping Magdalen, (painting)

Artist:
Carracci (school of)
Medium:
Canvas
Type:
Paintings
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Notes:
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 77
From its manner and treatment attributed to the Carracci school. The Magdalen reclines sleeping on a rock, a crucifix in her hand; an angel descends, stretching his arms toward her, while cherubs watch from above. At the feet of the sleeper are a book and a skull, while what can be seen of the landscape indicates a wild, mountainous sea-coast. In good preservation, with a few marks of retouching. This most interesting and delightful painting is an upright canvas, 87 1/2 by 63 inches, and was, at the time of the French Revolution of 1789, left by a nobleman, with the rest of his gallery, for safety in the hands of an American official in Paris. The owner disappeared, leaving no trace, and the painting was brought to this country. It has for years been hanging, with almost no light, in the Cathedral of this city, and, by permission of the Archbishop, is now placed where it may be properly seen. [P. 9.]
Exhibition of Paintings, Engravings, Drawings, Aquarelles, and Works of Household Art, in the Cincinnati Industrial Exposition. MDCCCLXXIII.
Artist nationality: Carracci, School of.
Topic:
Religion--New Testament--Mary Magdalen
State of Being--Other--Sleep
Religion--Angel
Object--Other--Skull
Object--Written Matter--Book
Emblem--Cross
Landscape--Coast
Control number:
AECI 03530077
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index

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