“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.
Reed Enger, "Artemisia Gentileschi, Heads will roll," in Obelisk Art History, Published January 26, 2016; last modified May 21, 2018, http://arthistoryproject.com/artists/artemisia-gentileschi/.