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The Penitent Magdalen
  • TitleThe Penitent Magdalen
  • Technique/ MaterialOil on canvas
  • DimensionsDimensions: (h x b) 99 x 135 cm
  • Artist/Maker Artist: Cecco del Caravaggio, Italian, active during första hälften av 1600-talet
    Former attribution: Cecco del Caravaggio, Italian, active during första hälften av 1600-talet. Attributed to
    Former attribution: Cecco del Caravaggio, Italian, active during första hälften av 1600-talet. Manner of
  • CategoryPaintings, Paintings
  • Classificationpainting
  • Inventory No.NM 12
  • AcquisitionTransferred 1866 from Kongl. Museum (Martelli 1804)
  • ExhibitedNationalmuseum, Room 1621 17th century
  • Collection Mörkrets mästareمعلمو العتمةItalian Paintings - Three Centuries of Collecting
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    Cecco is short for Francesco, and Cecco del Caravaggio was the nickname of the boy who appears in Several of Caravaggio’s most famous paintings. Cecco later became an artist himself and belonged to the first generation of painters who were inspired by Caravaggio’s early wilder style. His works are characterised by their masterly rendering of chiaroscuro and distinctly marked contours that conjure up shapes and volumes.