Roman School, circa 1700
oil on canvas
unframed: 45.5 x 36.4 cm.; 17 7/8 x 14 3/8 in.
framed: 60 x 50 cm.; 23 5/8 x 19 3/4 in.
The canvas is lined, the paint surface is relatively dirty and the varnish is slightly discoloured. There appears to have been a possible diagonal fold in the canvas in the past, which has led to a diagonal line of craquelure running from the Magdalene's shoulder through her face, most visible in raking light. Inspection under ultraviolet light reveals a thick band of retouching along the lower margin and in the lower right corner, as well as areas of retouching around her jawline, the contours of her hands and arms, and in the lower parts of her drapery. There are other scattered small spots and fine lines to disguise the appearance of craquelure, in her bare shoulder for example. In overall fairly good condition.
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