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Mary Magdalene Reading
Isenbrandt, Adriaen
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Isenbrandt, Adriaen

Haarlem, Netherlands (?), 1485 - Bruges, 1551

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Mary Magdalene Reading

First half of the XVI century. Oil on panel.
Not on display

Mary Magdalene is depicted slightly more than half-length. She is slightly turned and reads a book inside a room. The jar of salve bearing the inscription “Magdele” identifies her and helps to avoid confusion with representations of the Annunciation. Isenbrand follows models created in the previous century, from Van der Weyden to Gérard David. The slight sfumato in Mary´s face and her gracious expression reveal isenbrandt´s debt to David. This work is a replica of a much-repeated prototype with which this artist achieved a certain success.

Technical data

Inventory number
Isenbrandt, Adriaen
Mary Magdalene Reading
First half of the XVI century
Height: 45 cm; Width: 34 cm
Legacy of Pablo Bosch y Barrau, 1916

Bibliography +

Hernández Perea, Jesús, La obra de Adriaen Isenbrandt en España, Goya: Revista de Arte, 34, 1960, pp. 213.

Salas, Xavier de, Museo del Prado. Catálogo de las pinturas, Museo del Prado, Madrid, 1972.

Friedländer, Max J., Early netherlandish painting, A.W.Sijthoff, Leyden-Bruselas, 1974.

Museo Nacional del Prado, Catálogo de las pinturas, Museo del Prado, Madrid, 1985, pp. 339.

Museo Nacional del Prado, Museo del Prado. Inventario general de pinturas (III). Nuevas Adquisiciones. Museo Iconográfico. Tapices., Museo del Prado, Espasa Calpe, Madrid, 1996.

Silva Maroto, Pilar, Pintura flamenca de los siglos XV y XVI: guía, Museo del Prado, Aldeasa, Madrid, 2001, pp. 100.

Díaz Padrón, M, Trois panneaux de Sainte marie Madeleine méditant réattribués au Maître au perroquet, Annales d'histoire de l'art et d'archéologie, XXXVIII, 2016, pp. 85-92 [87 f.2].

Pérez Preciado, J.J, '«Antes morir que discutir». Sobre las atribuciones históricas de lapintura neerlandesa antigua en el Museo del Prado (1912-33)', Boletín del Museo del Prado., XXXVII 55-57, 2019-2021, pp. 190-211 [205].

Other inventories +

Inv. Nuevas Adquisiciones (iniciado en 1856). Núm. 1412.

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Ointment pot

Update date: 12-07-2022 | Registry created on 28-04-2015

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