The Conversion of the Magdalen

Pietro Paolini (Italian, 1603–1681)
The Conversion of the Magdalen, ca. 1620–1630

Oil on canvas
43 x 56 in. (109.2 x 142.2 cm)
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Henry R. Hope, 65.3


unknown dates, Collection of the Duke of Leeds, England

?–1965, Leger Galleries, London

1965, IU Art Museum purchased from Leger Galleries, with funds from Dr. and Mrs. Henry R. Hope


April 4–May 13, 1984, “Italian Art at the Indiana University Art Museum,” IU Art Museum, Bloomington (cat. no. 8)

June 17-August 17, 2008, "Blooming Town: Floral Images from the Indiana University Art Museum's Collection," Indiana University Art Museum, Bloomington

Alternate Titles

A Courtesan and her Servant Woman (Leger Galleries label, verso of painting)

Mary in the House of Martha (per accession card)


Thought to be a copy after Caravaggio