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Hans Rottenhammer (1564-1624) - Holy Madeleine
Hans Rottenhammer (1564-1624) - Holy Madeleine - Paintings & Drawings Style Louis XIII Hans Rottenhammer (1564-1624) - Holy Madeleine -
Ref : 91901
7 800 €
Period :
17th century
Provenance :
Medium :
Oil on brass
Dimensions :
L. 6.69 inch X l. 4.72 inch
Paintings & Drawings  - Hans Rottenhammer (1564-1624) - Holy Madeleine
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Hans Rottenhammer (1564-1624) - Holy Madeleine

The Bavarian painter Hans Rottenhammer became famous, among other things, for his small-format paintings. Our copper, inspired by the Venetian style, depicts a nude Saint Magdalene with her vanity attributes such as the skull, symbolising fading beauty, and the vase of perfume which was used to anoint Christ's feet by Simon the Pharisee. The presence of the Cross and the open Bible expresses his vow of penitence indicating the path to follow to obtain eternal life. Under his left hand, the presence of a discipline (a small whip made of hemp) completes this panoply intended for repentance.
The singular presence of this small marine in the background makes our work particularly atypical. Indeed, it is rare to see representations of Saint Magdalene in such a landscape.

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17th Century Oil Painting Louis XIII