Paintings of Mary Magdalene as a Renaissance lady dressed in velvet. Ambrosius Benson, artist (1495-1500 – 1550). Born in Lombardy, he served his apprenticeship with  painter Gerard David in Bruges. Considered a painter of the Flemish school.


Mary Magdalene holding an ointment jar. Late 15th c, before 1550. Lombard/Flemish. Oil on panel. Image © 2021 Sothebys. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2022/master-paintings-sculpture-part-i/mary-magdalene-holding-an-ointment-jar



Mary Magdalene Reading. ca. 1530-1540. Lombard/Flemish. Oil on oak wood. Attributed to Ambrosius Benson. Ca’ d’Oro/Galleria Giorgio Franchetti, Venice, on loan from the Galleria dell’Accademia, Florence. Artwork in the public domain in the United States because the artist died over 100 years ago. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Mary_Magdalene_Reading_Ambrosius_Benson.jpg
The Magdalen Reading. ca. 1525. Lombard/Flemish. Oil on oak wood. Collections of the National Gallery, London. © The National Gallery, London. Fair use license. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:The_Magdalen_Reading_-Ambrosius_Benson(NG655).jpg