"Pompeo Battoni. (1708-1788.) Lucca. The penitent Magdalene. 24 x 44. Original (no. 129.] in the Royal gallery, dresden. Mary Magdalen is here represented in the cave between Toulon and Marseilles, where legend says that she spent many years in expiation of the faults of her early life."
A Catalogue of Paintings in the Gallery of D.W. Powers, Rochester, N.Y. with Explanations and Sketches of Painters by C.C. Merriman. Rochester, N.Y.: E.R. Andrews, Book and Job Printer, Aqueduct Street, 1877.