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After Ary Scheffer (1795-1858)

'Madeleine en extase' 1860

Albumen print? | RCIN 2865055

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Photograph of a work by Ary Scheffer, the prime version of which was created around 1856 and is now in a private collection. The work depicts a veiled Mary Magdalene in half-length. She holds her hands together in front of her left shoulder and gazes upwards, to the left.

Ary Scheffer (and his studio) continued throughout his life to produce new works of old compositions on demand. His paintings were also widely reproduced as etchings.

  • Creator(s)

    After Ary Scheffer (1795-1858) (artist)

    Robert Jefferson Bingham (1825-70) (photographer)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs