Джованни Ланфранко
The assumption of the Magdalen. Around 1616-1617

Today there is no doubt about the fact that this picture in the Pushkin Museum is the one painted by Lanfranco commissioned by Cardinal Montalto c. 1616-1617. A similar fresco is found on the painted ceiling of the Oratorio dei Nobili painted by Lanfranco in the Church of Jesù Nuovo in Naples. A number of repeated variants of the Moscow picture are known to exist and one of these is in the Prado Museum in Madrid. A preliminary sketch for the picture is held in Leipzig's Kupferstichkabinett (Graphic Collection).

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