The Magdalen

The Magdalen holds the jar which contained the ointment with which she anointed Christ. This has been considered to be by Gossaert, but is now thought to be possibly the youthful work of a pupil.

Key facts

Artist dates
active 1508; died 1532
Full title
The Magdalen
Date made
early 16th century
Medium and support
Oil on oak
29.3 × 22.1 cm
Acquisition credit
Bought, 1907
Inventory number
Location in Gallery