The Temptation of the Magdalene

A work made of oil on panel.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of oil on panel.

Date:

c. 1616/17

Artist:

Jacob Jordaens
Flemish, 1593-1678

About this artwork

Here an angel supports Saint Mary Magdalene as she ponders whether or not to resist the worldly temptations of gold and jewels offered by an aged procuress. In this early work, Jacob Jordaens had already developed his own rich version of Caraveggesque realism as practiced in Antwerp shortly after 1610 by his older contemporaries Peter Paul Rubens and Abraham Janssens.

On View

European Painting and Sculpture, Gallery 208

Artist

Jacob Jordaens

Title

The Temptation of the Magdalene

Origin

Flanders

Date

1611–1622

Medium

Oil on panel

Dimensions

49 11/16 × 38 1/4 in. (126.2 × 96.8 cm)

Credit Line

Charles H. and Mary F. S. Worcester Collection; anonymous gift in honor of Kate and Morris Kaplan

Reference Number

1991.111

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