"Mary Magdalene (1879) by Frederic James Shields," depicts Mary Magdalene in a contemplative pose, with flowing hair and draped clothing, embodying a sense of penitence or reflection, which is consistent with traditional portrayals of this biblical figure. The use of soft colors and the detailed rendering of the textures in her hair and clothing suggest the artist's focus on conveying emotion and character through this representation. Frederic James Shields was a Victorian-era artist known for his religious and allegorical works, and this painting reflects the typical style and themes of his oeuvre.

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