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In 2017 we acquired the first painting in our collection by Artemisia Gentileschi, the most famous female painter of the 17th century. The painting, a self portrait in the guise of the 4th-century Christian martyr, Saint Catherine of Alexandria, was restored, reframed and put on display in the Gallery in 2018.

In 2019 the painting will leave the Gallery to visit a series of unusual and unexpected venues across the UK and be introduced to some of the people who collectively own this new national treasure.

The first stop in this series of visits is Scotland where the painting will go on public display at Glasgow Women’s Library from 6 to 19 March 2019.

Artemisia's self portrait will continue to travel around the UK throughout spring and early summer visiting a range of locations, including a girls' school and a health centre. 

Follow Artemisia's journey #ArtemisiaVisits 

Artemisia Visits Glasgow Women's Library

The Klesch Collection is proud to sponsor Artemisia Visits and support women artists

With additional support from

Deborah Finkler and Allan Murray-Jones
Diane Apostolos-Cappadona Trust in honour of Stacia Apostolos


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Insurance has been gifted by Blackwall Green