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The Magdalen

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Britain (probably, made)

  • Date:

    1723 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Stanley, Sarah (artist)
    Titian (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    On vellum strained on oak panel

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F, case RMC, shelf 6, box 5

Physical description

Miniature painting depicting Mary Magdalen.

Place of Origin

Britain (probably, made)


1723 (made)


Stanley, Sarah (artist)
Titian (artist)

Materials and Techniques

On vellum strained on oak panel

Marks and inscriptions

'S. Stanley Fecit 1723'
Signed and dated


Height: 19.69 cm, Width: 15.88 cm

Object history note

See note to P.50-1955. The prototype by Titian is in the Hermitage Museum, Leningrad. Replicas exist, and it may be from one of these, or from an engraving, that Sarah Stanley worked.

Descriptive line

The Magdalen. Miniature on vellum, by Sarah Stanley (née Sloane) after Titian, British, 1723

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings Accessions 1955-1956 London: HMSO, 1963


Vellum; Panel




Paintings; Christianity; Religion


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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