Earlier this year The National Gallery acquired a rare self-portrait by the 17th-century artist Artemisia Gentileschi. The painting is a significant addition to the Italian baroque paintings collection, particularly given that Artemisia worked in England, and the acquisition has been widely seen as an effort to redress the balance of female to male artists currently represented in the collection.
Hosted by Robilant+Voena, Letizia Treves, The James and Sarah Sassoon Curator of Later Italian, Spanish, and French 17th-Century Paintings at the National Gallery will be in conversation with Thomas Marks, Editor of Apollo magazine.
Artemisia Gentileschi. Self Portrait as Saint Catherine of Alexandria. © The National Gallery, London. Bought with the support of the American Friends of the National Gallery, the National Gallery Trust, Art Fund (through the legacy of Sir Denis Mahon), Lord and Lady Sassoon, Lady Getty, Hannah Rothschild CBE and other donors including those who wish to remain anonymous, 2018