Private View: Artemisia at the National Gallery, 21 April 8.45 for 9am
Once again the National Gallery is offering the Hermitage Friends a unique opportunity to view an exhibition before the crowds roll in. This major exhibition presents a selective survey of the artist's career, which unfolded in an age when female artists were not easily accepted. Artemisia Gentileschi's career unfolded over more than forty years, winning her fame and admiration across Europe. Starting with her training in Rome under her father, the exhibition ends with her brief trip to London where she was reunited him just months before his death. it was at the court of Charles I that she painted Self Portrait as an Allegory of Painting, now in the Royal Collection.
Royal Collection Trust / (c) Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2019