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Artemisia GentileschiHeads will roll

“I have made a solemn vow never to send my drawings because people have cheated me. In particular, just today I found...that, having done a drawing of souls in Purgatory for the Bishop of St. Gata, he, in order to spend less, commissioned another painter to do the painting using my work. If I were a man, I can't imagine it would have turned out this way.”

— Artemisia Gentileschi, from a letter to her patron Don Antonio Ruffo, November 13, 1649. Quoted in History of Art, Sixth Edition (2001) by H.W. Janson and Anthony F. Janson.

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Susanna and the Elders

1610

Self-portrait as a Female Martyr

1615

Self-Portrait as a Lute Player

1615-1617

Judith and her Maidservant

1618-1619

Mary Magdalene

1613-1620

Judith Beheading Holofernes

1614-1620

Jael and Sisera

1620

Venus and Cupid

1625-1630

The Birth of Saint John the Baptist

1635

Esther before Ahasuerus

1628-1635

Self-portrait as the Allegory of Painting

1638

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