Artemisia Gentileschi: National Gallery buys work by pioneering female artist

Artemisia Gentileschi: National Gallery buys work by pioneering female artist

The National Gallery has bought a rare painting by 17th Century Italian artist Artemisia Gentileschi for £3.6m.

Gentileschi is considered one of the most accomplished painters of her age.

“The acquisition of this great painting realises a long-held dream of increasing the National Gallery’s collection of paintings by important women artists,” the gallery said.

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