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The Conversion of Mary Magdalene
Pedro Campaña (after Federico Zuccaro)

The story of the conversion of the Magdalen represented here is not told in the Gospels, but is implied by her actions towards Christ.

The work is based on a lost fresco by Federico Zuccaro formerly in the Grimani chapel in S. Francesco della Vigna, Venice, and datable to the early 1560s. The composition was modified to incorporate portraits, presumably of members of Grimani's family. The painting was mentioned in Grimani's will.

Key facts
Artist Pedro Campaña (after Federico Zuccaro)
Artist dates 1503 - 1580
Full title The Conversion of Mary Magdalene
Date made about 1562
Medium and support Oil on panel
Dimensions 29.8 x 58.6 cm
Acquisition credit Bought, 1888
Inventory number NG1241
Location in Gallery Not on display
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