According to K. Ridolfi, the picture was in the collection of the Muselli in Verona and was considered the work of Titian. In the second half of the XVII century, she was in the collection of the Dukes of Orleans, where she was until 1798, when this collection was sold in England.
Stored in private English collections, in the National Gallery – since 1856. The authorship of the picture is beyond doubt. The right part of the landscape background with a hill and village buildings repeats one of the scenery motifs in Giorgione’s “Sleeping Venus”, completed by Titian.
The picture of Noli that tangere, captured the moment of the meeting of the just risen Christ, posing as a peasant, with Maria Magdalina, exhausted from grief and despair. This last meeting occurs against the backdrop of a beautiful idyllic landscape, full of light and tranquility.
Spread at the feet of the Savior Mary Magdalene draws his hand to him. But the words of Christ stop it – it already belongs to another world. The artist managed to capture an amazing fusion of earthly love and heavenly love.