Antwerp School, circa 1540/1550
SAINT MARY MAGDALENE
Oil on panel. 67.5 x 53 cm.
Private collection, North Germany.
For similar Antwerp paintings of this period cf. Max J. Friedländer: Die altniederländische Malerei. vol. 7. Quentin Massys, Leiden 1934, p. 132, no. 100, plate LXIX.
The half-length figure of the saint in front of a crucifix wearing only a transparent veil. The concept indicates an Antwerp workshop from the circle of Jan Massys.