The National Gallery, London Acquires Self-Portrait by Artemisia Gentileschi, the Greatest Female Artist of the Italian Baroque, from Robilant+Voena and Fabrizio Moretti

August 2, 2018

Robilant + Voena is delighted to announce that the Self Portrait as Saint Catherine of Alexandria by Artemisia Gentileschi has been acquired by The National Gallery, London. The painting was discovered by Marco Voena and Fabrizio Moretti in an auction in Paris last year, its attribution long forgotten. The sale of this exemplary oil on canvas, which represents Artemisia as the 4th-century martyr Saint Catherine of Alexandria, is an important addition the National Gallery’s limited holding of works by female artists. The occasion marks the addition of the first painting by Artemisia, the first Italian Baroque female portrait, and the first Italian Baroque self-portrait to the National Gallery’s collection.