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Artemisia Gentileschi // Judith and Maidservant with the Head of Holofernes

Artemisia Gentileschi

(1593 – ca. 1656) An Italian Early Baroque painter, today considered one of the most accomplished painters in the generation influenced by Caravaggio. In an era when women painters were not easily accepted by the artistic community, she was the first female painter to become a member of the Accademia di Arte del Disegno in Florence.

Judith and Maidservant with the Head of Holofernes

1623/1625, oil on canvas.

24" x 32".

Gift of Mr. Leslie H. Green, 52.253 ©The Detroit Institute of Arts.