All of the paintings reproduced here are referred to in The Passion of Artemisia in the chapters indicated on the enlargement pages. At the base of this page is a list of all the Gentileschi works currently in museums and collections in the United States.

"This will show Your Lordship what a woman can do."
letter from Artemisia to Don Antonio Ruffo, August 7, 1649, Naples

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Susanna and the Elders,


Judith Slaying Holofernes
(Naples) 1612-1613

c. 1613-1615

Judith Slaying Holofernes (Uffizi),
c. 1618-1620



Judith and Her Maidservant,
c. 1613-1614


The Penitent Magdalen,
c. 1617-1620



c. 1621


Judith and Her Maidservant
with the Head of Holofernes,
c. 1625


Self Portrait as the Allegory
of Painting,
c. 1630


by Artemisia

  • Judith and Her Maidservant with the Head of Holofernes. Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI
  • Esther Before Ahasuerus. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
  • Lot and His Daughters. Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH
  • Triumph of Galatea (in collaboration with Bernardo Cavallino). Saul Steinberg Collection, New York
  • Santa Martire (aka Female Martyr). Newhouse Galleries, New York
  • Portrait of a Noblewoman. Barbara Piasecka Johnson Collection Foundation, Princeton, New Jersey
  • Venus and Cupid (aka Sleeping Venus). Barbara Piasecka Johnson Collection Foundation
  • Saint Catherine of Alexandria. El Paso Museum of Art, El Paso, TX
  • David and Bathsheba (collaboration), Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OH
  • The Penitent Magdalen. The Marc A. Seidner Collection, Los Angeles, CA
  • Danae. St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, MO

by Orazio (Artemisia's father)

  • Judith and Her Maidservant. Wadsworth Athenaeum, Hartford, CT
  • Young Woman Playing a Lute. National Gallery, Washington, D.C.
  • Lot and His Daughters. J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA
  • Madonna and Child. Fogg Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA