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  • Collection: Artemisia Gentileschi and International Patronage

The Martyrdom of St. Januarius in the Amphitheater at Pozzuoli

This painting was one of many completed for the choir of the Duomo at Pozzuoli. Artemisia completed three paintings- Saints Proculus and Nicea, The Martyrdom of St. Januarius, and The Adoration of the Magi. Lanfranco, Stanzione, Cesare Francanzano,…

Don Antonio Ruffo

Don Antonio Ruffo had a very large art collection in Messina, Sicily that contained important paintings by renowned artists like Ribera, Van Dyck, and Rembrandt. By 1649, he owned 166 paintings and had already begun to commission paintings from…

Andrea Cioli

Secretary of State of Florence. Described Gentileschi as a well known artist in Florence by 1615. Gentileschi later wrote to him about potential commissions for Ferdinando II.

Fernando Enriquez Afan de Ribera, Duke of Alcala

The Duke was a member of Francisco Pacheo's academy in Seville, where the elite exchanged ideas about art and literature. He was sent to Italy in 1625 to court Urban VIII and ease any tensions between the Spanish and papacy. The Duke crossed paths…

Cassiano dal Pozzo

Antiquarian and collector. Secretary to Cardinal Francesco Barberini, so aware of papal business.

Duke Francesco I d'Este

Francesco I d'Este was the Duke of Modena from 1629 until his death. He was a major patron of the period and was immortalized in art by Baroque masters like Bernini and Velazquez. His court was vital to artistic development of the time, which was why…