Domingo Valdivieso y Henarejos
(Mazarrón, 1830 - Madrid, 1872)
Sketch for a Magdalene at the Feet of the Dead Christ
Red pencil on agarbanzo paper
202 × 286 mm
Study of Mary Magdalene at the feet of the dead Christ, for which he used Nicolina (a young Roman girl who also served as a model for Eduardo Rosales) as a model. The resulting painting is today considered his most famous work, a Descent from the Cross preserved in the Museo Nacional del Prado.