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Pietro da Cortona (Pietro Berretini)

Landscape with Saint Mary Magdalen

  • Landscape with Saint Mary Magdalen
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About this artwork

This landscape is close in style to Cortona’s frescoes in the Villa Sacchetti at Castelfusano outside Rome. Pietro da Cortona was the foremost decorative painter of the Roman Baroque and one of its leading architects. His landscapes show a remarkable freshness of vision and independence from the dominant classical trend in seventeenth-century landscape painting, stemming from Annibale Carracci and Domenichino.

Updated before 2020

Pietro da Cortona (Pietro Berretini) (1597 - 1669) Italian
Landscape with Saint Mary Magdalen
About 1630
Oil on canvas
49.00 x 64.50 cm; Framed: 67.50 x 83.20 x 5.30 cm
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Purchased 1979
Accession number:
NG 2378
Scottish National Gallery (On Display)

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Pietro da Cortona (Pietro Berretini)