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Lot 199: A Dresden painted porcelain plaque, The Penitent Magdalen, second half 19th century
December 14, 2016
Philadelphia, PA, USALive Auction
A Dresden painted porcelain plaque
The Penitent Magdalen, second half 19th century
After the painting by Coreggio, depicting the Magdalen contemplating her sin, the law, and her own mortality represented by a skull, within a bucolic landscape. The reverse with indistinct inscriptions in pencil "Magdalena.. Battoni" and "BC 22" with a red wax seal of a royal crown and "Dresden".
H: 8 1/4 in. x W 10 1/4 in. (frame)
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