1754 Oil on canvas Cistertian Church, Zirc The picture shows the influence Piazzetta's painting. Artist: MAULBERTSCH, Franz Anton Painting Title: Mary Magdalen , 1751-1800 Painting Style: Austrian , , religious
Painting ID:: 63081
Oil on wood panel, Samuel and Mary R. Bancroft Memorial (Delaware Art Museum)
Deutsch: Maria Magdalena, Öl auf Holz, Samuel and Mary R. Bancroft Memorial (Delaware Art Museum)
Date c. 1858-60
Painting ID:: 77504
Ambrosius Benson (c.1495/1500, Ferrara or Milan - 1550, Flanders) was an Italian painter who became a part of the Northern Renaissance.
While many surviving paintings have been attributed, there is very little known of him from records, and he tended not to sign his work. He is believed to be responsible for mainly religious art, but also painted portraits on commission. He sometime painted from classical sources, often setting the figures in modern-dress, or a contemporary domestic setting. In his lifetime he was successful; he had a large workshop, his work was sold internationally and he was especially popular in Spain.
Benson became popular as a source for pastiche with 19th century painters, who are sometimes known as the "followers of Benson". In particular his many variations of the Magdalen and Sibilla Persica, were further copied and became popular with contemporary buyers. Many have retained their relative value and held in the National Gallery, London and command high prices at Sotheby's
Mary Magdalene Oil on oak panel, 69,5 x 55,5 cm