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Saint Mary Magdalen anoints Christ's feet at the meal of Simon the Pharisee. Etching by F.A. Ludy after J.F. Overbeck.

Overbeck, Johann Friedrich, 1789-1869.

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Bible. N.T. Matthew 26; Mark 14; Luke 7; John 12. On the confused identity of Mary Magdalene, see L. Réau, 'Iconographie de l'art chrétien', Paris, 1957, vol. 2, p. 326. She is identified as a sinner, a courtesan, and as both Mary of Magdala and Mary of Bethany

Lettering

Peccatrix ungit pedes Jesu. Fried. Overbeck inv.t. Fried. Ludy sculp.t

Publication/Creation

Paris (29 Rue du Vieux-Colombier) : Alcan ; Düsseldorf : Verlag von August Wm. Schulgen ; Rome (Piazza di Spagna no. 55 e 56) : Gius. Spithöver.

Physical description

1 print : etching ; platemark 25.2 x 27.5 cm

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 23556i

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  • Latin


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