Correggio, Magdalen

Correggio (= Antonio Allegri, c. 1489 Correggio 1534). Magdalen. Young woman lying in an open landscape and reading in a book. Steel engraving by William French (c. 1815 – East Grinstead 1898). 3rd quarter of the 19th century. Inscribed: Dresdener Galerie. / Correggio pinxt. / W. French sc., otherwise as above. 5⅝ × 6⅝ in (14.3 × 16.8 cm).

Correggio “was most tempted by those things that should reflect the charm of a beautiful sensuous appearance, an idyllic atmosphere”. Such a work is his “Magdalen”.

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