Artist Tintoretto, Italian, 1519-1594
  • The Magdalene in the Wilderness
Date 16th century
Medium oil on canvas
Dimensions Unframed: 79 1/2 × 53 3/8 inches (201.9 × 135.6 cm)
Credit Line Founders Society Purchase with funds from Mr. and Mrs. Edgar B. Whitcomb
Accession Number 48.394
Department European Painting
Not On View
prior to 1854, William Lowther, 3rd Earl of Lonsdale (Lowther Castle, Westmorlandshire, England);
by inheritance, Hugh Cecil Lowther, 5th Earl of Lonsdale [died 1944] (Westmorlandshire, England);
April 29, 1947, sale of Lowther Castle (Westmorlandshire, England), no. 1727.
André de Hevesy (London, England).
until 1948, (F. Mondschein [Mont] and Newhouse, New York, New York, USA);
1948-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
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Earl of Lonsdale's Collection. Sales cat., Lowther Castle. Cummberlan [near Penrith], April 29, 1947, no. 1727.

Bulletin of the DIA 28 (1949): pp. 82-86.

Pictures on Exhibit, vol. 11 (April 1949): pp. 46-7.

Art News, vol. 48 (November 1949): p. 125.

Catalogue of the Whitcomb Gifts. DIA. Detroit, 1954, p. 105.

Brenson, B. Italian Pictures of the Renaissance, Venetian School. London, 1957, vol. 1, p. 168; vol. 2, p. 11 [of Topographical Index; as by Lambert Sustris].

Ballarin, A. "Lamberto d'Amsterdam: le fonti e la critica," Atti dell'Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere et Arti, vol. 121 (1962/63): p. 361.

Richardson, E.P., ed. Treasures from the Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, 1966 (3rd ed.), p. 91, (repr.).

Fredericksen and Zeri. 1972, p. 199 [as follower of Tintoretto].

Pallucchini, R., and P. Rossi. Tintoretto: Le Opere Sacre e Profano, vol. 1. Milan, 1982, p. 161.