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Creator Name: Vouet, Simon
Creator Nationality: European; French
Creator Role: Artist
Creator Dates/Places: 1590 - 1649
Creator Name-CRT: Simon Vouet
Title: Mary Magdalen Repentant
Title Type: Primary
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1625
Creation End Date: 1635
Creation Date: c. 1630
Object Type: Paintings
Materials and Techniques: oil on canvas
Dimensions: Unframed: 130.8cm x 103.5cm
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1988.108
Credit Line: Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. Fund
Provenance: Marquis Laurent de Migieu, Paris (1769), to Vicomte René de Vaulchier (1951); (Paris sales 1978, 1987); (Matthiesen Fine Art, London)
Context: According to legend, after Christ's resurrection Mary Magdelen traveled to the mountains of southern France, where she lived many years as a hermit. Here she is shown contemplating the cross with her symbols, the jar of ointment (with which she anointed Christ's feet) and a skull, close at hand.Vouet spent fourteen years studying in Italy, mainly in Rome. In 1627 he was called back to Paris by King Louis XIII (1601-43), who made him his court painter, launching the artist on an extremely busy and prosperous career.
AMICA ID: CMA_.1988.108
AMICA Library Year: 2000
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Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art
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