A new acquisition: Artemisia Gentileschi's self-portrait

Thursday 31 January, 1–1.30pm

Central Hall

Larry Keith and Letizia Treves 

Admission free, donations welcome

Discover our recently acquired painting by the most celebrated female artist of the Italian Baroque 

Following its sensational discovery in 2017, Self Portrait as Saint Catherine of Alexandria by Artemisia Gentileschi, was acquired for the nation.

It is the first work by the most famous female painter of the 17th century to enter our collection, and has since undergone conservation treatment. 

Letizia Treves, the James and Sarah Sassoon Curator of Later Italian, Spanish, and French 17th-century Paintings, and Larry Keith, Head of Conservation, discuss this important acquisition and the process of restoration. 

Lunchtime talks

Focus in on one painting with our talks in the Gallery, or explore wider themes in the collection at our in-depth theatre talks.

Supported by Elizabeth and Daniel Peltz OBE

Image above: Detail from Artemisia Gentileschi, Self Portrait as Saint Catherine of Alexandria, about 1615–17