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The Death of Mary Magdalen

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terracotta bozzetto. Rectangular plaque. Sharply cut reclining Magdalen with drapery, Angel with head in almost full round, cherub in relief at left, in full round at lower right corner.

Provenance

1955, Eugene L. Garbáty (b. 1880 - d. 1966), East Norwalk, CT [see note 1]; 1955, sold by Garbáty to the MFA for $400. (Accession Date: June 9, 1955) NOTES: [1] Garbáty emigrated from Berlin to New York between 1938 and 1939, bringing much of his art collection with him. It is probable, though not securely documented, that he had acquired this already by 1938.

Credit Line

Otis Norcross Fund

Italian (Siena), about 1725

Object Place

Siena, Italy

Dimensions

23 x 29 cm (9 1/16 x 11 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

55.392

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Sculpture