Esther Before Ahasuerus.
- Italian, 1593 – c.1653
Oil on Canvas, 208.3 x 273.7 cm
- 1628 – 1635
- Metropolitan Museum of Art; Gift of Elinor Dorrance Ingersoll, 1969 Accession Number: 69.281
Artemisia Gentileschi was the first woman to become a member of the Accademia di Arte del Disegno in Florence. She and had
Learn more about Gentileschi’s painting, Esther Before Ahasuerus: The Met
Books about Artemisia Gentileschi
Artemisia Gentileschi in a Changing Light, edited by Sheila Barker (Brepols, 2017)
Artemisia Gentileschi: The Language of Painting, by Jesse Locker (Yale University Press, 2015)
Orazio and Artemisia Gentileschi, edited by Keith Christiansen and Judith W. Mann (The Metropolitan Museum, 2013)
The Artemisia Files: Artemisia Gentileschi for Feminists and Other Thinking People, edited by Mieke Bal (University of Chicago Press, 2005)
Artemisia Gentileschi around 1622: The Shaping and Reshaping of an Artistic Identity, by Mary Garrard (University of California Press, 2001)
Artemisia Gentileschi and the Authority of Art: Critical Reading and Catalogue Raisonné, by R. Ward Bissell (Penn State Press, 1999)
Artemisia Gentileschi: The Image of the Female Hero in Italian Baroque Art, by Mary Garrard (Princeton University Press, 1991)
Blood Water Paint, by Joy McCullough (Penguin Random House, 2018)
Artemisia, by Anna Banti (Bison Books, 2003)
The Passion of Artemisia, by Susan Vreeland (Headline Book Publishing, 2002)
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