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Caldesi & Montecchi (active 1857-67)

'The Magdalen'; Mary Magdalene in Ecstasy

Albumen print | 19.8 x 13.5 cm (image) | RCIN 2081464

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Photograph of the painting 'Mary Magdalene in Ecstasy' by Ary Scheffer (1795-1858). The painting depicts a half length portrait of Mary Magdalene. She holds her hands together in front of her left shoulder and gazes upwards, to the left. The painting is photographed in its frame. An inscription across the top of the frame reads 'Jesus saith/ unto her Mary!' 

  • Creator(s)

    Caldesi & Montecchi (active 1857-67) (photographer)

    After Ary Scheffer (1795-1858) (artist)

    Mary Magdalene
  • 19.8 x 13.5 cm (image)

    54.5 x 35.8 cm (page dimensions)

  • Presented to Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs