Mary Magdalene, , c. 1530

Mary Magdalene, , c. 1530

oil on panel, h 66.3cm × w 76cm Catalogue entry

The woman is Mary Magdalene. She can be identified by her jar of ointment, which she used to anoint Jesus’s feet. Van Scorel painted her as a seductive, luxuriously dressed courtesan, a reference to her reputed past as a prostitute. Her clothing shows the influence of Italian painting, to which Van Scorel was introduced during his trip to Rome.

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